ERIC Number: ED039468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
The Volkshochschule: A Comparative Study of Adult Education in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.
Schadt, Armin Ludwig
The Volkschochschule (people's college) is the primary institution for adult education in both the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The general purpose of this study is to assess similarities and differences not only in the basic aims of adult education but to examine where possible the practical consequences in the light of stated objectives. The study was based on documentary research and analysis, and uses historical and comparative methodologies. West German adult education is presently in a period of change and revision; in East Germany adult education is more fully developed and is an integral part of the country's educational system. The study finds that East Germany has been more successful in its emphasis on vocational education than West Germany's attempts to meet the intellectual and social needs of the worker through liberal and general education. Both countries have stressed citizenship education. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship, Comparative Education, Democratic Values, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Folk Schools, General Education, National Programs, Vocational Education
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-6873, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: East Germany; Germany; West Germany