ERIC Number: ED263349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
World Wide Challenges for Adult Education.
Two worldwide challenges seem very important for the future of adult education. The first is the challenge that comes from the worldwide tension between ideas of personal freedom and variety on the one hand and social equity and unity on the other. Adult education is challenged worldwide to help people to make a responsible use of their freedom. This idea of the necessary and responsible use of personal freedom can be demonstrated and promoted by organizing adult education according to a combination of an open library model with a voluntary cooperative system. The second worldwide challenge for adult education is the tension between progressive rationalization and professional specialization on the one hand and a growing need for whole persons with a well-balanced identity on the other. This second challenge also leads to two organizational models--the "Specialization-Plus" model (specialized instruction plus reflection on its limitations) and the "Interdisciplinary Project" model (compensatory multiple-challenge learning projects)--and their combination. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Milwaukee, WI, November 6-10, 1985).