- Category : 1903-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 2
German educational scientist specializing in adult education. In 1956 Borinski became full professor for educational sciences / adult education at the Free University of Berlin. He held this post until his retirement in 1970. Since 1968 he was also chairman of the Berlin Committee for UNESCO Work. Before that, he was a member of the board of trustees of the UNESCO Institute for Education in Hamburg from 1951 to 1965.
In addition to his university activities, Borinski held numerous positions in the field of adult education in the 1950s and 1960s and was a member of numerous committees in this area: He was the Senate Commissioner for Adult Education (1954), Director of the Pan-European Studies (1954-1960), Senate Commissioner for Political Affairs Educational work (1960–1963), member of the Max Planck Institute for Educational Research (1963–1968), head of the adult education department at the Educational Science Institute and member of the German Education Council (1967–1969).
After the war, Borinski submitted numerous papers and essays on subjects related to education and training. His best-known work, Der Weg zum Mitbürger, appeared in 1954. In this he distances himself from the civic education that dominated the Weimar Republic, which he rejected because of its static image of the state and its conservative and authoritarian educational goals. As an alternative, he argued in his book for a "civic education" which should aim at the "whole person" and "the whole of life" and should always include political education.
He died on 4 July 1988 in Bremen at age 85.