Political earthquakes …instability Germany Hungary UK Iceland Slovenska Republika The Netherlands Belgium ….. Who’s next?
Or….. crisis in adult education? Adult education in crisis…. we are doing wrong things for right reasons and we are doing right things for wrong reasons as well The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
I am only an adult educator…. The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
Adult education can play a strong role: knowledge creates power crisis is a process of transformation where the old system can no longer be maintained The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
Dependance matrix Different pillars for adult education: State depending Mixed economy depending Charity depending Market depending The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
SD Many variations are possible How orange, blue, purple or green is your adult education system ? SD MED CD MD CD SD MED MD SD CD MED CD MD MED The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
State depending adult learning Reduction of budgets Cofinancing more important Looking for other resources > looking for other stakeholders The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
Charity depending adult learning Budget will be divided in smaller portions Getting a smaller portion or getting more and different small portions? Looking for different resources The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
Market depending adult learning New priorities – new investments Reduction of fixed budget Looking flexible budget > looking for other resources anticipate on new priorities The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
state Mixed economy depending adult learning The balances between different resources will be disturbed: looking for a new balance Redividing resources Adult Learning project Local Com- munity Own Con- Tribu- tion Bu- Si- ness sponsor state sponsor Bu- Si- ness Own Con- Tribu- tion Local Com- munity The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
Wherever we are our common and ultimate challenge is ….. Convincing stakeholders that investment in adult learning is more effective than reducing the budgets The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
We should not debate but have to calculate Who nowadays cuts will later absolutely have to pay for it Can we calculate the financial benefits of adult learning which contributes to effective integration in society? combats functional illitteracy? improves intercultural and intergenerational communication? stimulates active citizenship and voluntary work? creates a strong civil society? contributes to health and personal well being? creates to more equality, democracy and personal freedom? enhances individual competence development? initiates transitions in social and economic life? re-integrates people into the labour market? results in more employability? The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.
The end About what should we sing in dark times? In dark times we should sing about dark times (Bertolt Brecht) The Elephant Learning in Diversity Ltd.