ERIC Number: ED348518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education and Social Change: The European Network. Network of Adult Education and Community Development Schemes. Report of a Seminar (El Escorial, Spain, April 24-26, 1989).
Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid (Spain).; Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
These proceedings report on a seminar to review the Network of Adult Education and Community Development Schemes as it had been operating in Spain since 1986. An opening address (Jose Cartagena) discusses achievements to date, including making the most of available resources and introducing new working methods through the established liaison machinery. The next section presents papers of representatives involved in local development projects keyed to training and community development. The papers describe Universidad Popular de Gijon, a training and development project in a conversion area; training and rural development in the rural schools of Barco de Avila and San Cebrian de Campos; the experiment at Leganes (Madrid), in which an adult education institute provided training and development; the Youth and Solidarity Group experiment at Entrevias (Madrid) that focused on problems affecting children and young people; and the "Simone de Beauvoir" Experimental School for Women (Madrid). The next section focuses on the factors stressed by experts during discussion of these projects: significance of the network as an instrument of cooperation and research; the network's responsiveness to the real-life situation; the methodological approach to community development; and coordination between institutions and local authorities. Other sections consider the goals of the European Network, set forth conclusions of the seminar, and make recommendations. Appendixes include the agenda and participant lists. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Networks, Rural Areas, Social Change, Womens Education, Youth Programs
Director of Education, Culture and Sport of the Council of Europe, BP 431 R6, F-67006 Strasbourg Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid (Spain).; Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).