Not Essential to Teaching and Research: The Buchans Community Learning Process
Under the cloak of fiscal restraint, Canadian universities have sunk daggers into their community-based adult education programs. Most confine, their domestic outreach activities to the sale of learning as a packaged commodity. New entrants to the field of adult education are without institutional models that demonstrate appropriate and creative responses for non-instrumental ends. This article documents non-formal educational strategies designed by a university outreach department working with a rural community in response to economic collapse, the innovative learning process animated community dialogue and the recovery of community capacity, the community survives, defying unfavorable economic odds, but the outreach department has been disbanded. Given that other communities confront similar challenges in sustainable development, this paper queries the university's social responsibility in discontinuing effective nonformal educational activities.Résumé
Sous le convert de l'austérité fiscale, les universités canadiennes ont sabré dans leurs programmes d'éducation communautaire. La plupart des universités se bornent aujourd'hui à vendre sur le marché des programmes de cours pré-emballés. Les nouveaux venus à l'éducation des adultes sont privés de modèle institutionnel qui reflète une vision créatrice des responsabilités non utilitaristes de l'université. Cet article recense les stratégies mises sur pied par un département d'éducation communautaire en milieu rural, dans le contexte de l'effondrement économique généralisé. Une fois le processus novateur engagé, le dialogue se raviva, et la capacité d'intervention fut rétablie au sein la communauté. Malgré une situation économique précaire, la communauté se maintient, mais le département d'éducation communautaire quant à lui fut démantelé. Compte tenu des difficultés auxquelles se confrontent leurs milieux, il y a lieu de s'inquiéter du désengagement des universités face aux activités éducatives non-formelles.
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