ERIC Number: ED391071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Methods of Comparative Androgogy: An International Expert Seminar (Bamberg, Germany, September 24-27, 1995).
Charters, Margaret A.
A seminar collected, shared, and discussed the consensus on definitions, standards, methods, and current problems in research methodology in comparative andragogy. Alfred Hierold opened the seminar with a brief history of the evolution of the University of Bamberg. The opening session focused on the importance of the researcher as a tool in comparative research. The first working session reviewed the diverse purposes of comparative research. Alexander Charters et al. provided an historical and current review of the structures, patterns, and methods used in adult education comparative research. Four quite different research processes were described and critiqued based on four books: "Landmarks in International Adult Education"; "Workers' and Postsecondary Education";"Strengthening Adult and Continuing Education"; and "Continuing Education in Higher Education, Academic Self-Concept, and Public Policy in Three European Countries." Seminar participants considered problems and pitfalls in current comparative andragogy. Colette Dufresne-Tasse reported that adult education in the museum has never been subjected to in-depth comparative analysis. Zoran Jelenc reported on adult education research trends in Central and Eastern European countries. Wolfgang Jutte addressed problems in translation in comparative adult education. Madeleine Blais described a comparison of the effects of university studies on various dimensions of the adult's life between Montreal and Caracas. Mahoto Yamaguchi's concerns related to the development of indicators as an effective source of basic data to help comparative analysis. Concerns remaining at the seminar's end were identified. (YLB)
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