After the gods Odin, Vili and Vé had created Earth, they roamed its realms, admiring their handiwork.On a sea shore they came upon two fallen trees - an ash and an elm.The decision to participate is the result of a balance between the offer of the educational institution and the individual needs, interests and expectations regarding benefits. Fifty years ago, on 15 June 1965, came the death of the religious philosopher Martin Buber, who worked not only as an academic and publicist but also in adult education.According to Karl-Josef Kuschel, who has just brought out a book on Buber (1), he “was the first to become very, very committed to Jewish adult education”, as Kuschel explained in a radio interview (on Deutschlandfunk) on his new publication. Teachers’ qualifications need upgrading, and privatisation of education is a threat, because it promotes inequality.Therefore, these courses must be amended to incorporate the dimension of personality development.
The themes in the Norse-Germanic creation myth * retold above seem very fitting for this particular moment in the history of LLin E.
At the end of this month LLin E will be replaced by a new media as a result of our merger with the European correspondent network and media Info Net. In its beginnings it centered on conveying specific knowledge on primary maternal and parental tasks.
This new media is called Elm, the European Lifelong Learning Magazine. Over the last years parent education has become more and more consolidated by scientific theories.
Some of the intentions in the brochure of the event were to promote comprehensive, participatory and sustainable education; to strengthen networks among parents, educators, children, projects, residents, community services and institutions in Northern Portugal; to contribute towards the creation of a learning community in Soajo; to enhance village customs and its local development. To date, 20% of the European older population are considered at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion.
In this context the European Commission underlines the necessity of investing time, effort and resources to lift at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020. Programmes presenting the event and service offering of institutions for adult and continuing education.