ERIC Number: ED022098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Conference on Adult Education in a Changing Context of Work and Leisure (House of Europe, Strasbourg, October 26, 1967).
European Bureau of Adult Education, Bergen (Netherlands).
Two principal speeches at the Conference were "The Educational Requirements of Working Life" (Paul Cherrington) and "Leisure as a Consequence of Economic Development" (Herbert Grau). Mr. Cherrington stated that adult education starts at about 21 years of age, has to do with experienced people, and is concerned with individual development and the effects of change on individuals rather than with acquisition of facts. In spite of the introduction of liberal elements into industrial education, adult education has its own job to do and must use a variety of approaches, all differing from those essential to industrial education. Adult education must maintain its independence if it is to influence industry and the educational establishment. Dr. Grau stated that although leisure and economic development interact, it is not a simple cause and effect relationship. Creative activity is the essence of leisure, although its pattern differs with geography, social class, stage of development, and other factors. Since leisure is an opportunity for the individual to find himself, adult educators have a duty to try to help people in their organizations to leave, to do things for themselves, and to find their individual patterns of leisure activity. (Discussion followed the speeches.) (aj)
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Authoring Institution: European Bureau of Adult Education, Bergen (Netherlands).