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Abandoned Places of Adult Education in Canada and Germany

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Maren Elfert, Bernd Käpplinger, Suzanne Smythe

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdult Education Research Conference
Subtitle of host publication2018 Conference Proceedings (Victoria, BC Canada)
PublisherKansas State University Libraries New Prairie Press
Chapter2018 Symposia
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2018


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This paper introduces some of the themes and stories that are included in the German-English volume Abandoned Places of Adult Education in Canada and Germany (Käpplinger & Elfert, 2018). It presents three chapters from Abandoned Places: The first recounts the closure of the legendary German Folk High School Falkenstein (by Bernd Käpplinger); the second describes the demise of the Coolie Verner Memorial Reading Room at the University of British Columbia (by Maren Elfert, based on a chapter co-authored with Shauna Butterwick and Tom Sork) and the third examines the loss of the Canadian National Adult Literacy Database (NALD; later COPIAN) (by Suzanne Smythe).

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