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Rebuilding Civil Society: Nonformal Adult Education and Voluntary Organizations - The Hungarian Experience (Studien Zur Paedagogik #44) (Paperback)

Rebuilding Civil Society: Nonformal Adult Education and Voluntary Organizations - The Hungarian Experience (Studien Zur Paedagogik #44) By Johanna Pöggeler (Editor), Carol Pandak Cover Image
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This is book number 44 in the Studien Zur Paedagogik series.

Description


This research study draws upon the concepts of civil society to investigate how nonformal adult education offered through voluntary organizations encourages or discourages the development of civil society in Hungary. Since the demise of Soviet-style socialism in 1989-1990, the number of voluntary organizations in Hungary has exploded as has the interest in (re)building civil society. Through the use of qualitative research methodologies, this study provides an analysis of the trend in Hungary towards the professionalization of the organizations and activities which reside within civil society. The argument is made that nonformal adult educators and voluntary organization leaders adopt a more critical practice informed by transformative adult education and democratic communication, as well as reconceptualize their roles in shaping the civil society discourse.

About the Author


The Author: Carol A. Pandak completed her doctoral studies in Adult Continuing Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, USA. As an adjunct faculty member, she has taught the subject of her research for the International Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, also located in Illinois. She has extensive experience working in nonprofit, voluntary organizations at both the national and international level in the areas of volunteer education and training and program management. Her most recent work-related projects include global polio eradication and access to health care for children.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783631344705
ISBN-10: 3631344708
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: April 1st, 1999
Pages: 214
Language: English
Series: Studien Zur Paedagogik