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NCJ Number: 136777 Find in a Library
Title: Act on Public Support to "Folkeoplysning" (From Cooperation Between the School System and the Police Force: The Second International ICRA-Workshop for International Practitioners, Esbjerg, Denmark, February 18-21, 1991, P 134-139 -- See NCJ-136767)
Author(s): C Nissen
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Rigspolitichefen
1588 Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Sale Source: Rigspolitichefen
Polititorvet 14
1588 Kobenhavn V,
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: Denmark
Annotation: In Denmark the concept of "folkeoplysning" includes adult education, youth organizations, and recreational activities and is supported by a 1984 law providing funding and maintaining local choices regarding topics and teachers as well as free participation.
Abstract: The word and concept rest on 19th-century Danish religious and social movements that countered the ruling cultural, educational, and political establishment. The 1984 law provided for a committee in each municipality, consisting mainly of users and partly of local council members. The emphasis is on local governance and control. The local government allocates funding to adult education associations and other educational groups, as well as to youth clubs and sports associations. Each year 1 million adults attend 3,000 local evening schools. In addition, approximately two-thirds of all children and youth take part in some form of organized leisure-time activities. Photograph
Main Term(s): Alternative schools; Community involvement
Index Term(s): Adult education; Denmark; Foreign laws; Youth development
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