ERIC Number: ED208777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Strategies for Adult Education. Practices in Western Europe.
European case studies on strategies for adult education are presented as representative or exemplary approaches to universal access. Each is described within a historical and social context: the British Community Colleges and the Open University; the Swedish Study Circles; the Evening Folk High School in Germany; the social-cultural animation concept in France; correspondence education in Norway; local education networks in the Netherlands; the Folk High Schools of Denmark; and the '150 Hours' program for workers in Italy. Outlined are forms of organization, legislation, regulation, and measures taken to encourage participation of adults in learning. Chapter One, "Introduction: Structures and Organization of Adult Education," examines: purpose and scope of the study; growth and identity of adult education; determining factors of organization and structure; motivation for provision; attracting the adult to study; problems of scale; growth of legislation; types of providing body; range of provision; forms of learning experience; mechanisms of facilitation and inducement; and scope of legislation. Other chapters examine adult education in the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Federal German Republic, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Italy. A glossary of non-English terms, a bibliography, and an index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Glossaries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Innovation, Learning Motivation, Lifelong Learning, Program Administration
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Identifiers: Denmark; Europe (West); France; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom; West Germany