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Preface The papers included in this volume were presented at  The Third Inter­national Conference on the History of Adult Education, held in Jerusa­lem, April 1990. The first conference met in 1986 at Oxford University under the auspices of the Open University in Great Britain, while the second took place in 1988 at the Aachen University of Technology in the Federal Republic of Germany. The steering committee of the Interna­tional Forum on the History of Adult Education decided to hold the third conference in Israel, where considerable experience has accumulated in the linguistic and cultural integration of mass immigration. The conference, devoted to  The Role of Adult Education in Crisis Situations, was organized by The Martin Buber Institute for Adult Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Aachen University of Technology and The Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Thirty- nine leading adult educators participated in this international gath­ering, from Western and Eastern European countries, the United States of America, Japan and India and, obviously, a sizeable delegation from Israel ( Jews, Moslems, Druze and Christians). A Chinese proverb says that crisis situations are composed of two ele­ments:  agony and  chance. This view corresponds with Martin Bubers teaching that times of crisis are not only a source of suffering but may also offer  a golden opportunity for adult education. In this light, the discussions at the conference concentrated on the questions: What is the actual function of adult education in traumatic times? And what role can it play in catastrophic periods? Although they all focus on a common underlying theme, the various papers in this volume deal with a wide variety of specific topics, illumi­nating the central theme from diverse points of view. The rich mosaic of participants, coming as they did from so many different countries and analyzing such a broad range of  crisis situations, lends an unusual breadth and piquancy to the discussions reflected in this volume. The value of adult education as spiritual resistance against tyranny is demonstrated clearly in Martha Friedenthal- Haases study on the edu- Chapter Home  | TOC

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Front Matter Front Cover Half Title Page Title PageCopyright Page Table Of Contents PrefaceContents I. CLARIFICATION OF CONCEPTSThe Influence of Revolutions and Political Upheavals on the Development of Adult Education INTRODUCTIONSOME REMARKS ON THE TERM REVOLUTION AND ITS HISTORICAL SHAPESTHE SOFT REVOLUTION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE — 1989 — AS AN ANDRAGOGICAL PHENOMENON THE IMPORTANCE OF POLITICAL AND INTELLECTUAL CRISES ON THE FATE OF ADULT EDUCATIONADULT EDUCATION AS AN INSTRUMENT OF POLITICAL REFORMPolitical Education and Propaganda as Concepts in Adult Education CLARIFICATION OF CONCEPTSTHE IMAGE OF MAN IN POLITICAL EDUCATION AND PROPAGANDA MECHANISMS OF CHANGE AND POLITICAL EDUCATION CONCLUSIONMartin Buber's and Ernst Simon's Concept of Adult Education in Crisis SituationINTRODUCTIONEDUCABILITY OF ADULTSCRISISEDUCATION IN CRISIS-SITUATIONS: CONCEPTION AND PHENOMENOLOGY SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONSAfter the Crisis: The Promise of Adult Education FOUR CASE STUDIESAFTER THE CRISIS — THE PROMISEAFTER THE PROMISE — THE STRUGGLECONCLUSIONSBIBLIOGRAPHYII. NATIONAL CASE STUDIESArab-Jewish Reconciliation vis-a-vis an Irreconcilable Reality BIBLIOGRAPHYAdult Education to the Rescue in Thatcherite Britain Crisis Situations and Adult Education Response — Selected Cases From the United States of America INTRODUCTIONSOCIETAL PERCEPTIONS OF SELECTED CRISIS SITUATIONSCAUSES OF CRISIS SITUATIONSADULT EDUCATION IN SOCIETYSOCIETAL RESPONSE THROUGH ADULT EDUCATION1. Early Colonial Times2. American Revolutio3. The Mormon Trek4. Civil War5. World War I6. The Depression7. World War II8. The Civil Rights MovementCONCLUSIONREFERENCESThe Revolutionary Renewal of Society in the German Democratic Republic and its Consequences for Adult Education INTRODUCTIONTHE REVOLUTIONARY RENEWAL OF SOCIETY AND GENERAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF EDUCATION, INCLUDING ADULT EDUCATION THE FIRST STEPS IN THE REORGANIZATION OF ADULT EDUCATIONa. Political education via the mediab. Adult education centersc. The popular dissemination of scienced. Training and further training for working people in the form of distance studyCONCLUSIONUnderstanding Conflict and Finding Ways Out — Teaching and Learning With Adults in Northern Ireland VIOLENCE AND THE STRUCTURE OF LIFE IN NORTHERN IRELAND UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT AND FINDING WAYS OUTSELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYAdult Education in Yugoslavia in Decisive Critical Situations From 1941 to the Present Time ADULT EDUCATION IN YUGOSLAVIA UNDER GERMAN OCCUPATION AND THE WAR OF NATIONAL LIBERATION ADULT EDUCATION UNDER THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC BLOCKADE FROM 1948 TO 1954 ADULT EDUCATION IN THE DISINTEGRATING PROCESSES FROM 1981 TO THE PRESENT TIME SUMMARYREFERENCESAnglo-American Re-education Programs for Germany, Their Immediate Failures and Their Long-term SuccessTHE PRECONDITIONS ON THE EDUCATORS' AND ON THE LEARNERS' SIDE THE SCHOOL SYSTEMTHE HANDLING OF THE NAZI PASTACTIVITIES FOR ADULTSCONCLUDING ASSESSMENTPOLITICAL EDUCATION OR SOCIALIZATION IN CRISIS SITUATIONSREFERENCESThe Lights and Shadows of Adult Education in Japan After the Second World WarVITA NUOVA OF SOCIAL EDUCATIONECONOMIC GROWTH AND ADULT EDUCATIONSOCIAL UNREST AND LIFE-LONG EDUCATIONA NEW STAGE OF LIFE-LONG EDUCATIONPRESENT TASKS OF ADULT EDUCATION IN JAPANREFERENCESIII. SELECTED AREAS OF PRACTICEThe Situation of Migrant Workers and the Contribution of Adult Education to Conflict Resolution Adult Education for PrisonersThe Role of the Ulpan in the Linguistic-Cultural Absorption of New ImmigrantsREFERENCES (in Hebrew)Literacy and DemocracyLITERACY — A PREREQUISITE TO DEMOCRACYMEANINGFUL LEARNING OF DEMOCRATIC CULTUREBALANCING TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL HUMANISTIC DEVELOPMENTSLEARNING TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY IN TIMES OF CRISISDEMOCRATIC ACCEPTANCE OF HETEROGENEITYCOMPONENTS OF DEMOCRATIC STUDIESDEMOCRATIZATION OF EDUCATION IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACYPROSPECTS FOR A BETTER FUTURE?Adult Education in Palestine Among German Jewish ImmigrantsSELF-HELP WAS THE REACTION UPON EXPULSIONTHE CULTURAL WORK OF THE GERMAN-SPEAKING IMMIGRANTS JAKOB SANDBANK'S LIFE AND WORKIV. IN THE SHADOW OF CATASTROPHEValues After the Holocaust: A Dimension of Adult Education Education After Auschwitz as a Perspective of Adult Education INTRODUCTIONTHE MESSAGE OF AUSCHWITZ FOR ADULT EDUCATION THE DEVELOPMENT OF GERMAN ADULT EDUCATION SINCE 1945 ADULT EDUCATION FOR ONE WORLD IS THE VISION OF A BETTER FUTURE IN VAIN?Back Matter AfterwordCRISIS: A WORLD PROBLEMCRISIS AS A LEARNING PROCESSPOLITICAL FUNCTIONS OF ADULT EDUCATION IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CRISISList of Conference ParticipantsBack Cover
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