HOFE-members status and contribution
In mid October 2015, we presented a Survey for the European inductees of the International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame (hereafter HOFE-members). A letter and a questionnaire (attached) was sent to the 35 HOFE-members who are alive and already inducted and to the new inductees in Oklahoma, November 2015. All in all 34 members where we had a proper e-mail address . After two rounds of reminders, we totally have received 21/22 answers, which is close to 60 per cent.
The Hall of Fame members from Europe covers the following countries: Denmark (1), Finland (1), Norway (1), Sweden (1), Germany (5), Switzerland (3), Romania (3), Scotland (1), United Kingdom (9), Ireland (1), Portugal (2), Serbia (3), Hungary (2), Bulgaria (1), France (1), Holland (1)
The folloving text reports the questions and the answers to them. We also gave the respondets opportunity to comment by open questions. We have summarized some of these comments at the end.
1. When inducted to HOF?
2. Present position
3. Currently involved and active in ALE?
4. Last contribution to ALE (Adult Learning and Education)
5. Contribution to ALE and/or HOFE in the future?
6. Contribution to HOFE Website?
7. Involved in EAEA?
General comments, proposals, advices and suggestions
“Identification of national and international organizations that we, the IACE Hall of Fame members, are part of. Using the roles, functions, complementary levers in favour of the IACE Hall of Fame and of the European HoF. Carrying out a graph of IACEHoF events and actions for which we, the Europeans, take responsibility in organising them. Romania could make known again its availability to host some IACEHoF events connected to the 5th International Conference on Adult Education in 2018. Given the new context, the event will be under the auspices of the Europe HoF. In 2018, Romania will celebrate, together with other states in the region, 100 years since the union as a unitary and independent state, following the peoples' national emancipation battles. Three large multinational empires collapsed then, while the once oppressed peoples formed unitary states, subject of international law. For the first time, Europe took into account the national self-determination principle. The events organised on this occasion will further emphasize the idea of the European unity. Projecting and developing common events concentrated on the need to cultivate the superior, eternal values: the European idea of adult education, continuity and discontinuity in adult education – emphasizing the elements continuity - , unity and diversity – emphasizing the unity. Our preoccupation can become significant if we identify methods to shape behaviour and superior attitudes – leaving from the capitalization of traditions, historic experiences, and offering criteria, principles of selection and responsibility for the effects. From our point of view, through the programme, the European members may become generators of ideas, projects and actions capable of offering alternatives to the dismissal of the humanistic education. Adults cannot give up the task of their education because they are responsible for the quality of their intergenerational quality. For this purpose, it is necessary for every action included in the Graph for the following 5 to 10 years to be supported by resources that can be attracted through EU- or internationally funded projects.”
This report is based on a survey made by a project organiced by SVEB – the Swiss Verband für Erwachsenenbildung – to strengthen the links between the HOFE members in Europe, to promote activities by HOFE in the future and to build links between HOFE and other adult education areas in Europe, e.g. EAEA – the European Association for the Education of Adults.
Report fulfilled 10.01.2016