ERIC Number: ED181293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Workers' Universities in Yugoslavia: An Adult Education Modality. Monographs on Comparative and Area Studies in Adult Education.
Conceived of as out-of-school institutions for complementary worker education, Workers' Universities (WU) specialize in socio-economic education and culture for workers. Their founding in 1950 coincides with legislation on workers' management which brought to the foreground educational needs of ill-educated workers expected to participate in self-management. Bases for the curriculum were general, socio-economic, and vocational emerged as institutions which adapted to workers' needs in program length, scheduling, location, and methods. From 1958-60 they received increasing recognition and support. Financing problems in a self-managing society were reflected in WUs dependence on the commune sociopolitical and worker in WUs dependent on the commune sociopolitical and worker organizations, and communities of education. A tendency to change the concept of WUs into schools or services reflecting the demands of the financiers that were to continue into the seventies resulted. The influence of liberal, nationalistic, and other anti-self-managing forces led to a difficult period (1969-72). Funding dried up; the union with worker organizations decayed. In the early seventies education of the population for defense was added to the curriculum. Basic adult education became one of the most important programs. WUs are currently undergoing transformation to continue to meet the educational, cultural, and social needs of adult workers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Economics Education, Educational Needs, General Education, Individual Needs, Labor Education, Labor Force, Nontraditional Education, Off the Job Training, Political Socialization, Progressive Education, School Business Relationship, Social Development, Technical Education, Universities, Vocational Education
Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1W5 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.; International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Yugoslavia