ERIC Number: ED038573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Conceptual Analysis of the Role of Adult Education in Nation-Building.
Mantynen, Heimo T. U.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible role of adult education in nation-building. Nation-building was defined as a process of building group cohesion and group loyalty for the purposes of domestic planning and international representation. Models were designed for the purpose of analyzing the function of adult education in nation-building. Current examples of adult education and nation-building were included. The model of nation-building devised as a part of this study was divided into three sequential categories; the antecedent -- which consisted of the background factors and goals of nation-building; the concurrent -- which included the actual process of adult education and existing conditions; and the consequent -- which incorporated the outcome of the whole process of nation-building. It was found that the outcome of the nation-building process appeared to be predicated upon the interaction between adult education and nation-building. Whereas the political dimensions vary greatly from nation to nation, the adult education dimensions -- intensity, effectiveness, and extension of adult education -- were found to be present in every process of nation-building. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classification, Doctoral Dissertations, Group Dynamics, Group Unity, International Organizations, Models, National Programs, Nationalism, Political Influences
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis