Lisa Breitschwerdt, Jörg Schwarz, Sabine Schmidt-Lauff (Hg.)

Comparative Research in Adult Education

Global Perspectives on Participation, Sustainability and Digitalisation

The volume presents research that emerges from the 9th international Adult Education Academy (2022), which brings together researchers, students and practitioners from around the world to share perspectives comparatively. More than 80 participants from almost 20 different countries have exchanged, compared and expanded their individual knowledge and experience on adult learning and education.

This volume consisting of eight contributions (including one fundamental article beforehand) assumes that globalisation affects national, regional and local levels of adult learning and education. Transformational relations are observed and analysed through the lens of participation, sustainability and digitalisation.

All contributions apply an international comparative research approach to empirically investigate these areas with their upcoming needs. This approach takes place under consideration of comparison as a research method which not only grounds on a long tradition and relies on a set of rules and techniques, but also on an inner attitude and sensitivity with which we look at the world and its global needs while trying to understand.

Sabine Schmidt-Lauff, Lisa Breitschwerdt, Jörg Schwarz:
Global Challenges need Global Perspectives - Comparative Research on Adult Education

Part I: Global Perspectives on Participation

Bilyaminu Bello Inuwa, Dino Mancarella, Paola Rigoni, Taiwo Isaac Olatunj, Lisa Breitschwerdt and Borut Mikulec:
Adult Education and Citizenship Education in Global Times - Policy Provisions and Programme Deliveries in Italy and Nigeria

Ana Guimarães Duarte, Asma Abusamra, Natália Alves, Therese Rosemann:
Mature women in Higher Education: A comparative study in Germany, Palestine and Portugal

Part II: Global Perspectives on Sustainability

Shalini Singh, Jan Schiller, Nitish Anand, Søren Ehlers, Asif Moiz:
The World Bank's role in shaping the education of adults. Comparing the policy choices of the World Bank and India

Jan Schiller, Shalini Singh, Jyoti Tiwari, Moshood Moses Mamudu:
Resource Mobilisation for lifelong learning and the sustainability framework: Strategies and stakeholders under international influence in India and Nigeria

Part III: Global Perspectives on Digitalisation

Marie Rathmann, Paula Guimarães & Tadej Košmerl:
Digital transformation and adult learning and education policies: The cases of Germany and Portugal

Oluwatoyin Bolanle Akinola, Funmilayo Aduke Adewole, Marianne Grace Araneta, Concetta Tino, Monica Fedeli:
Policies and Online Learning Environment for Adult Education and Higher Education's Emerging Needs

Marica Liotino, João Paulo Costa, Daniela Rocha Bicalho, Lívia da Cruz, Hannah Hassinger:
Digital Competence Development in Higher Education - Political Influence and Student Experiences in Portugal and Italy
Dr. Lisa Breitschwerdt (1989) is a research associate at the Professorship for Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Würzburg. She works on digitalisation and professionalisation in adult and higher education, didactics and methods of teaching and learning and dialogical perspectives in adult education research.
Dr. Jörg Schwarz (1978) is a research associate at the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. His research focuses on time in pedagogical contexts, professionalism in adult education, organisational research and pedagogy, practice theory and research methods.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff (1968) is Professor of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning at the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. Her research focuses on professionalisation and professionalism, international comparative research in adult education and learning, and temporal conceptualisation of learning across the lifespan.

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The comparative approach has already become anchored in all authors as a 'way of thinking' and 'attitude'. This provides a better understanding of the global challenges in adult education.
Matthias Alke, Professor of Educational Sciences at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

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Lisa Breitschwerdt, Jörg Schwarz & Sabine Schmidt-Lauff (Hg.) (2023). Comparative Research in Adult Education: Global Perspektives on Participation, Sustainability and Digitalisation. Bielefeld: wbv Publikation.


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Bibliografische Angaben

  • Reihe: Erwachsenenbildung und lebensbegleitendes Lernen
  • Band: 51
  • Auflage: 1
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.06.2023
  • Umfang: 168 Seiten
  • Artikelnr: I71329
  • ISBN (Print): 9783763971329
  • ISBN E-Book (PDF): 9783763971336
  • DOI E-Book (PDF): 10.3278/9783763971336
  • Imprint: wbv Publikation
  • Sprache: Englisch

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