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International Review of Education

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 519–521 | Cite as

Adult learning and education in international contexts: Future challenges for its professionalization

Comparative Perspectives from the 2016 Würzburg Winter School. Edited by Regina Egetenmeyer, Sabine Schmidt-Lauff and Vanna Boffo. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M., 2017, 216 pp. Studies in Pedagogy, Andragogy and Gerontagogy series, vol. 69. ISBN 978-3-631-67875-6 (hbk), ISBN 978-3-631-71880-3 (ePUB), ISBN 978-3-653-07046-0 (ePDF)
  • Anke Grotlüschen
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This comprehensive edited volume contains 14 small-scale comparative studies initiated by the 2016 ”International Winter School”, a 10-day programme hosted annually by the University of Würzburg in Germany.1 The philosophy of this event is to bring together budding scholars in Adult Education (Masters and PhD students) from various countries, mostly European, but also from Nigeria, India, China, Malaysia and Korea, Turkey and Brazil.

The Winter School is based on an ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership called “Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning” (COMPALL). Training starts with preparatory online seminars, then brings participants together face-to-face for two weeks and ends with reviewed, comparative studies. These are organised around three major sections: (1) Adult Learning in the Context of International Policies; (2) Frames of Professionalisation in Adult Education; and (3) Dimensions of Adult Education Professionalism. Participating scholars are invited to join...

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature, and UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HamburgHamburgGermany

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