The History of Adult Education in Europe from 1850 to 1950. A Comparative Approach – ESRALE webinar


20 May, 14.00 CET, online

The History of Adult Education in Europe from 1850 to 1950. A Comparative Approach

ESRALE OLAT webinar – 20. 05. 2016. – 14.00h

Dr. Balázs Németh – Associate Professor, Unversity of Pécs – Institute of Adult Education and HRD

This webinar will analyse the evolution of institurions and organisations of adult education in Europe by focusing on impacts of bourgeioise/civil society developments, working class movements, the role of the nation-state in schooling/education and cultural developments and ont he influence of industrialisation.

The webinar will demonstrate for what reasons and in what process Central and Eastern European Adult Education had been constrained to take a different route after World War I by moving toward more authoritarian regimes instead of developing open societies and public opinion.

Finally, we are going to propose some further readings and future research questions int he history of adult learning and education

ESRALE webinar on the 20. 05.2016 at 14:00 (CET).

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(Course will be opened to public at 13:45CET)

This lecture will be provided by Dr. Balázs Németh, Associate Professor in Adult Learning and Education

Balázs Németh is a researcher on European adult and lifelong learning policy development and comparative adult education. He is an associate professor and Head of Institute of Adult Learning and Education at the University of Pécs. He is also a founding member and current president of the Hungarian Universities Lifelong Learning Network (MELLearN) and represents the University of Pécs in the European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) and in the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). Further research topics of his are: Adult Education and Politics; Comparative Adult Education; History of Modern European Adult Education from 1850 to 1950. Learning City-Region and Learning Community Innovations in Central-Eastern Europe and in Hungary.

If there are any questions, get in touch with Mario Ganz at the TU Kaiserslautern: [email protected]