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Cultures of Program Planning in Adult Education

Concepts, Research Results and Archives


Edited By Bernd Käpplinger, Steffi Robak, Marion Fleige, Aiga von Hippel and Wiltrud Gieseke

This book is a unique approach in relating mutually international and comparative research from scholars on program planning for adults. Program planning is about needs, finding topics, making offers and bundling different contents. It makes organizations of adult education visible and contributes to their existence and is therefore a core activity of the professionals in adult education. The volume originates from an international conference hosted by Leibniz-University Hannover, which was organized by a plural expert group with key actors at Humboldt-University Berlin and the German Institute for Adult Education. The authors demonstrate the unique research method program analysis and present archives which offer an established infrastructure for heterogeneous research questions.

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Responsible Planning for North Korean Refugees as Adult Learners (Romee Lee / Kyung-Ran Roh)


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Romee Lee & Kyung-Ran Roh

Responsible Planning for North Korean Refugees as Adult Learners

Abstract: This chapter assesses the possibility of “responsible planning” for North Korean refugees as a new and alternative understanding and how it can be applied to the development and facilitation of education and training programmes. The meaning of planning as a value-laden activity and the importance of understanding context and learner characteristics of North Korean refugees in planning are emphasised. The chapter suggests a bottom-up approach from the field of practice where planners can liaise policy and practice for future improvement of education and training programmes for North Korean refugees and other groups of adult learners who are similarly situated in the world.

I.  Introduction

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