The origins of 'Popular Universities'

Víctor Manuel Montes Martín


Popular Universities are among institutions with over a century of existence are rooted in the ideals of the French Revolution. In many European and Latin American countries have been one of the props of popular education or continuing education, yet their appearance in history was at different times. Nor was driven in the same way in each place, but I was raised with similar objectives. Using a historical and comparative methodology study the origin of the Popular Universities in different European regions; genesis models studied are: the Danish origin, French origin and of British origin. Will conduct a descriptive study of the genesis models, and later make a comparison. To establish the similarities and differences between them. The analysis of the results leads us to make conclusions.


Popular Universities; Popular Education; Educational Systems; Non-Formal Education; Lifelong Learning; Adult Education



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