Adult Learning: A Design for Action

Adult Learning: A Design for Action

A Comprehensive International Survey

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editors: B. L. Hall, J. R. Kidd
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149738

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Adult Learning: A Design for Action: A Comprehensive International Survey contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Adult Education and Development held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in June 1976, under the auspices of the International Council for Adult Education. The papers explore ideas and actions for carrying out a design for development that recognizes the centrality of adult education and of the participation of the people in development decisions. This book consists of 29 chapters and begins with a discussion on the role of adult education in development as well as expanded concepts of development for action. Case studies of adult education in a number of countries are presented, including Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Indonesia, Mozambique, Vietnam, and member states of the Arab League. The following chapters focus on the role of short cycle and community colleges in development; workers' participation for development; distance teaching alternatives in education and for development; and the impact of agricultural extension on development. This monograph will be of interest to educators and policymakers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface and Acknowledgments

    An Urgency: Adult Education in and for Development

    Restructuring Adult Education

    "Development is for Man, by Man, and of Man": The Declaration of Dar es Salaam

    Expanded Concepts of Development for Action

    Implications of a New International Economic Order

    The People's Involvement in Development

    Education and Equality: A Vision Unfulfilled

    Structures and Development

    Case Studies

    Member States of the Arab League

    Guinea Bissau





    Issues for Development

    Agricultural Extension and Development

    Breaking the Monopoly of Knowledge: Research Methods, Participation and Development

    Adult Learners within their Cultural Setting: Research for Development

    National Statistics for Adult Education

    The Role of Short Cycle and Community Colleges in Development

    Educational Mass Campaigns for Development

    The Role of Languages in Development

    Workers' Participation for Development

    Distance Teaching Alternatives in Education and for Development

    The Educational Core of Development


    "As Educators we are Politicians and Also Artists" An Interview with Paulo Freire

    Design for Action

    Appendix: List of Conference Papers


Product details

  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149738

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B. L. Hall

J. R. Kidd

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