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Pioneering women and men in European adult education (XIXth and early XXth centuries)

European Seminar of the network History of adult education and training in Europe (ESREA)

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Publié le lundi 02 juillet 2018 par Elsa Zotian

Résumé

The aims of this European seminar are: To explore biographical trajectories of theorists, initiators, and activists of various forms of adult education, and to analyze what led them to become "pioneers" in adult education; To identify new figures, more particularly women pioneers, who, up to now, have not been recognized to the same extent as men; To provide the basis for a European biographical dictionary, listing or documenting not only biographical notes, but also reflecting on different issues by the papers.

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Argument

The history of adult education has mostly focused on institutions: on their education or training activities, on the challenges these activities were supposed to respond to, or on ideologies in which they were rooted. In this kind of research, some personalities have been recognized as influential figures for their role as initiators, leaders or inspiring examples. As in other domains of activities, researchers in adult education have more often focused on men rather than women. Although their contribution to the development of adult education in Europe was essential during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when no - or few - governmental adult education policies existed, there are many significant figures who do not feature in the literature. Given the importance of individual actors in early European adult education, surprisingly little has been written about these people, their biographies, motivations, and practices to promote the education of adults.

The aims of this European seminar are:

To explore biographical trajectories of theorists, initiators, and activists of various forms of adult education, and to analyze what led them to become ‘pioneers’ in adult education. This requires reflection on the meaning of ‘adult education

pioneer’. Biographical information concerning the family and social backgrounds, education, career, sources of inspiration, as well as their contacts and networks will provide the basis for understanding their contribution. Furthermore, it is also important to discuss the social and historical context for their social commitment. For this reason, collective dimensions, for example social movements, should not be forgotten although the focus will be on individuals. The pioneers in adult education should also be examined in the national, international, political, social and cultural contexts of the period.

To identify new figures, more particularly women pioneers, who, up to now, have not been recognized to the same extent as men. This may lead to devoting more attention to a wider range of adult education initiatives than has been the case up to now, including paying attention to women’s discourses claiming their rights to adult education and the activities they advocated.

To provide the basis for a European biographical dictionary, listing or documenting not only biographical notes, but also reflecting on different issues by the papers. For example, which kind of significance did level of education, forms of knowing, religious conviction, or political ideology have in the process of becoming an adult education pioneer? As for the variety of their motivations, is it possible to distinguish between the motivations of male and female actors, or male and female way of acting and thinking? Is it possible to make comparisons between different countries or different periods in history? How did the fact that adult education was promoted and initiated by individual actors impact on the nature of these activities? Or did it not?

The intention of this European seminar is to develop a framework for the future biographical research and documentation of significant figures in adult education. Therefore, presenters are asked to structure their papers portraying an adult education pioneer in two parts: first part describing the biographical trajectory of this figures, second part analyzing her/his ideas, action, or theorizing on adult education.

The richness of discussion will depend on the variety of the studied pioneer profiles and of the national contexts they belong.

Programme

Monday 4 July

14:00 – Introductory session

Opening: Rebecca Rogers, Cerlis - Welcome – Kirsi Ahonen and Françoise F. Laot: Background of the network - Presentation: Who is who?

15:30 – 17:00: First Session

  • BRON Michal, Sweden, Event-Making Women. Polish female activists in adult education (1880s-1914)

Discussion: TUCKETT Alan

  • ZIENTEK Marta, Poland, Polish Pioneering Women in Folk Educational Association in Early 20th Century

Discussion: DROBNA Daniela

Thursday 5 July

9:00 – 12:15: Second Session

  • MUSIANI Elena, Italy, “Caring for all”: Quirico Filopanti and the development of popular adult education in Italy in the second half of the nineteenth century

 Discussion: KIL Monika

  • ANDREASEN Karen E. RASMUSSEN Annette, Denmark, Magdalene Lauridsen, Danish founder of Ankerhus Teacher Training College of Home Economics and Housekeeping, founder of the Home Economics and Housekeeping Movement and activist for education of women in Denmark

Discussion: PAPAIOANNOU Eleni

Break (10:30-10:45)

  • DROBNA Daniela, Slovak Republic, Reflections on the education of Slovak women on the background of geopolitical changes and the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th Century

Discussion: RASMUSSEN Annette

  • VIEIRA Cristina C., Portugal, Carolina Beatriz Ângelo (1878-1911): a visionary woman who challenged the social order of her time.

 Discussion: ANDREASEN Karen E

14:00 – 15:30: Third Session

  • AHONEN Kirsi, Finland, Anton Nyström: ‘A Doctor of Society’ Promoting Higher Workers’ Education

Discussion: VIEIRA Cristina C.

  • CECCARELLI Luisa, Italy, Ellen Key and the Women’s Adult Education at the turn of the 20th century

Discussion: D’ENFERT Renaud

15:30-18:30: visit to Parisian historical sites of adult education

Friday 6 July

9:00 – 12:15: Fourth Session

  • D’ENFERT Renaud, France, Eugénie Hautier (1822-1909) and the promotion of vocational drawing course for young girls and young women

Discussion: HAKE Barry

  • PAPAIOANNOU Eleni, Cyprus, Polyxeni Loizias: An activist of women’s emancipation through education

Discussion: GROTLÜSCHEN Anke

Break (10:30-10:45)

  • TUCKETT Alan, UK, Adult education and the pursuit of cultural democracy: the work of W.E. Williams

Discussion: CECCARELLI Luisa

  • GROTLÜSCHEN Anke, Germany, First female professional adult educator in Germany? Gertrud Hermes (1872-1942)

Discussion: ZIENTEK Marta

14:00 – 15:30: Fifth Session

  • KIL Monika, THÖNE-GEYER Bettina, KESER ASCHENBERGER Filiz, Austria, Carola Rosenberg-Blume (1899-1987) Portray of a pioneering woman in innovative socially inclusive AE: Analyses of background and historical conditions about invisibility of female AE-leaders and planers

Discussion: MUSIANI Elena

  • LAOT Françoise, France, Discovering pioneering women in the field of adult education

Discussion: BRON Michal

15:00 – 16:00: Closing session

Lieux

  • Bâtiment Jacob, Salle J536 - Université Paris Descartes, 45 rue des Saints-Pères
    Paris, France (75006)

Dates

  • mercredi 04 juillet 2018
  • jeudi 05 juillet 2018
  • vendredi 06 juillet 2018

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Mots-clés

  • history of adult education, histoire de la formation, formation des adultes, pionnières

Contacts

  • Françoise Laot
    courriel : francoise [dot] laot [at] univ-reims [dot] fr

Source de l'information

  • Françoise Laot
    courriel : francoise [dot] laot [at] univ-reims [dot] fr

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