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