Adult Education and Learning in a Precarious Age: The Hamburg Declaration Revisited: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 138
EDITORS’ NOTES 1
Tom Nesbit, Michael Welton
1. Subjects to Citizens: Adult Learning and the Challenges of Democracy in the Twenty-First Century 9
This chapter discusses the Hamburg Declaration’s concern for promoting active citizenship and revitalizing civil society through an examination of the Arab Spring and Occupy movements.
2. Literacy and UNESCO: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives 19
UNESCO has long promoted literacy as a top priority. This chapter reviews recent developments and argues that excellence will only be assured when UNESCO encourages technical leadership and innovation within and between nations.
3. Adult Education of Women for Social Transformation: Reviving the Promise, Continuing the Struggle 29
Nelly P. Stromquist
This chapter compares and contrasts the conceptual and policy advances regarding gender in the final documents emanating from the two most recent CONFINTEA conferences.
4. From the Quixotic to the Pragmatic: The Hamburg Declaration, Adult Education, and Work 39
This chapter examines the legacy of the Hamburg Declaration in regard to work. It lays out the failure to integrate its goals into real work situations and analyzes some of the ways the workplace has changed over the past fifteen years.
5. Adult Learning, Education, and the Environment 49
Darlene E. Clover, Robert Hill
This chapter considers recent developments in environmental adult education, assesses the impact of the Hamburg Declaration, and suggests ways to move forward.
6. Adult Learning and the Promise of New Technologies 61
Dejan Dinevski, Marko Radovan
This chapter examines the challenges and possibilities of digital technologies in supporting and promoting access to adult learning and fostering adults’ interactions with other cultures and society at large.
7. The Gap Between Aspiration and Practice 71
This chapter traces the impact of international cooperation on the policies and practices of adult learning and education, and their specific effecton underrepresented groups.
8. The Economics of Adult Education 81
This chapter critically assesses the worldwide state of investment in adult education by reviewing the achievements of the Hamburg Declaration in light of the recent CONFINTEA VI conference.
9. Whither Utopia? 91
This chapter summarizes the achievements of the Hamburg Declaration and discusses the role of various institutions in shaping adult education policy and discourse. It suggests how the hope and promise of the Hamburg Declaration might be reaffi rmed and reenergized.