ERIC Number: ED245106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Information, Guidance and Counselling in Adult Education. Report of the Seminar (Soest, Federal Republic of Germany, September 22-24, 1981).
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
This document contains presentations and a summary of ideas generated at a meeting of the Council for Cultural Co-operation to discuss the state of guidance and counseling services in adult education in Europe, particularly in Germany. According to the summary, the following themes emerged from the speeches and discussion of the conference: (1) educational guidance and counseling are structural elements and therefore an integral part of the adult education system; (2) educational guidance and counseling serve the person who is seeking education, the institutions who provide it, and the adult education system as a whole; (3) counseling should be expanded; (4) when finances are scarce, more creative ways should be explored to share resources among educational and guidance functions, possibly by the use of volunteer counselors; (5) the exchange of experience among professionals in the guidance and counseling field through meetings and publication of writings should be encouraged; (6) provisions should be made to secure guidance and counseling's place as an integral part of adult education, such as through the creation of fill-time positions and changes in educational policy; (7) many questions about adult education guidance and counseling need to be resolved, along with differing opinions among practitioners and educational theorists; and (8) educational guidance and counseling become plausible when they enhance adult education's ability to contribute to the solution of social problems and to remove the educational and social disadvantages in society. (A list of the participants with addresses is included in the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Continuing Education, Counseling Services, Educational Counseling, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Guidance Centers, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Policy, School Role
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe; West Germany