ERIC Number: ED434992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Adult Learning, Democracy and Peace. Adult Learning and the Challenges of the 21st Century. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
The workshop, "Adult Learning, Democracy, and Peace," had the important role of examining the relationship among adult learning, democracy, citizenship, gender, civil society, and a culture of peace. The speakers expressed a variety of opinions on the issue of globalization. Some rejected it as aggravating existing social tensions and inequalities and as leading to increased marginalization, while others partially acknowledged that globalization offers fresh possibilities and opportunities. Speakers discussed the following topics: adult learning strategies that are required to meet democratic aspirations and foster a culture of peace; understanding the local, the national, and the global stages and the tensions among them; adult learning for democracy; gender justice; moving from cultural confrontation to intercultural communication; adult learning for an active civil society; adult learning for gender democracy; pedagogical challenges for promoting democracy and a culture of peace; and pedagogical exercises dealing with conflict situations and reconciliation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Global Education, Intercultural Communication, Learning Strategies, Peace, Sex Fairness, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CE 079 179-206.