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Professionalisation of Teachers and Trainers: A Comparative Perspective 209
Professionalisation of Teachers and Trainers: A Comparative Perspective 211 Ekkehard Nuissl, Regina Egetenmeyer Professionalisation of teachers and trainers: a comparative perspective The final section summarises the papers in this vol- ume and the contributions to the international con- ference ‘Teachers and Trainers in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: Professional Development in Asia and Europe’, which was held in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany in June 2009, from a com- parative perspective. Aspects of this comparison are the initial social situation in Asia and Europe, lifelong learning, and the issue of professionalisa- tion. At the end of the paper, data systems, concept development and model transfer are proposed as fields of action for science and politics. 1. Initial situation The ASEM Research and Education Hub for Lifelong Learning has facilitated the professional exchange of information between Europe and Asia concerning lifelong learning – an issue of increasing importance on both continents. A spe- cial and central focus is on the professionalisation of teachers, spearheaded by Network 3 of the ASEM Hub for Lifelong Learning. The initial situation is clear. Both continents strive to provide further educa- tion for adults, thus enabling them to lead fulfilled civil and working lives. On both continents, enormous efforts are made to achieve this overall objective. On both continents, government organisations and NGOs, companies, associations and communities co-operate to demand, support and establish systems of lifelong learning. On both continents, this attempt is driven by global competition and the need to develop educational and learning societies. On both continents,...
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