Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/59351
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Teresevičienė, Margarita;Trepulė, Elena;Trečiokienė, Edita
Title: The impact of Nordic adult education ideas on the development of a democratic society in Lithuania
Is part of: International review of education = Revue internationale l'éducation. Dordrecht : Springer, 2018, Vol. 64, iss. 4
Extent: p. 443-463
Date: 2018
Note: ISSN 1573-0638 (Online). First Online: 28 February 2017
Keywords: Adult education;Democracy;NGO;Nordic-Baltic cooperation
Abstract: This article analyses the role of the cooperation with and the influence of the Nordic countries on the development of a democratic society in Lithuania through adult education since the reinstatement of its independence from Soviet regime in March 1990 to the present. The authors focus on three main areas: (1) the training of Lithuanian adult educators; (2) the establishment and development of NGOs; and (3) the implications for a Lithuanian policy of adult education. Within the framework of Nordic-Baltic cooperation established among five Nordic and three Baltic countries (NB8) in 1992, Lithuanian adult educators seized the opportunity to visit Scandinavian institutions and projects. Experiencing Nordic adult education ideas has resulted in a marked shift in Lithuanian adult educators’ values, methodology and careers; and in the establishment of a series of very influential umbrella associations as well as hundreds of NGOs in Lithuania which work with adults and support functioning democratic values in society. This shift is related to the civic responsibility and active participation growing out of the bottom-up approaches of group work, cooperation, discussions and learning circles which are so inherent in the Nordic tradition of adult education. The internalisation of new democratic values was more complicated than expected for many Lithuanian politicians, adult educators and NGO leaders in terms of how political decisions were perceived and implemented. Furthermore, the influence of the Nordic-Baltic cooperation in adult education may also be traced in adult education policy implications in Lithuania. Some changes in the policies of contemporary Lithuania have not been successful and even failed to promote a democratic society
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/59351
Affiliation(s): Klaipėdos universitetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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