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ERIC Number: ED070940
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Can the Volkshochschulen of Today Answer the Requirements of Adult Education for Tomorrow?
Dolff, Helmuth
Changes that are taking place in the Volkshochschulen in the Federal Republic of Germany and others that are expected to result from a directive of the German Council for Education are based on a concept that continuing education should be part of the general system of education. Many problems are foreseen in relation to the way in which continuing education should be organized and defined and in relation to the types of services that will have to be offered by the Volkshochschulen. It is believed that the Volkshochschule will have to comprise a center for autodidactic studies, a national set of certificates with credit system, a program of differentiated working groups, and a forum for public discussion. The educational programs will not only consider stable matters but also relatively rapidly changing concepts. The forms of teaching used will also need to be defined more specifically. The organizational structure will need to place the Volkshochschule as a public institution for adult education. The locations of the new Volkshochschulen should be such that each person can reach an adult education center within 30 minutes; this means that, as a rule, Volkshochschulen will need to be established in all regional centers and provided with a permanent staff, with affiliated outposts if required. The financing of the Volkshochschulen is the task of both state and local authorities. Teacher training should be carried out in close cooperation with universities. (DB)
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Identifiers - Location: West Germany