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Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Europe and Beyond

Comparative Perspectives from the 2015 Würzburg Winter School


Edited By Regina Egetenmeyer

This volume presents comparisons of adult education and lifelong learning with a focus on educational policies, professionalization in adult education, participation in adult learning and education, quality in adult education, and educational guidance and counselling. The essays are based on comparisons discussed at the international Winter School «Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning», held in Würzburg, Germany, February 2015. Sub-topics of lifelong learning were chosen for an in-depth comparison and analysis of the situation in various European countries and beyond.
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Table of Contents

Bernd Käpplinger & Steffi Robak


Regina Egetenmeyer

Comparing Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond: An Introduction

Comparing Policies in Lifelong Learning

Licínio C. Lima, Paula Guimarães & Nathalie Touma

Adult learning and education policies in Germany, Portugal and Sweden:

An analysis of national reports to CONFINTEA VI

Chetan Singai, Gaia Gioli, Eva Riemer, Kapil Dev Regmi, Sofia Mastrokoukou & Shalini Singh

Knowledge economy and demographic change: Comparative case study of Europe and South Asia

Comparing Professionalisation in Adult and Continuing Education

Verena Liszt, Mina Toko & Xiaojn Yan

Adult education and its key actors in academic professionalisation –

a comparison between China, India and the European Union

Vanna Boffo, Kathrin Kaleja, Khulud Sharif-Ali

& Joana Fernandes

The curriculum of study programmes for adult educators –

the study cases of Italy, Germany and Portugal

Vanna Boffo, Kathrin Kaleja & Joana Fernandes

Regulations and working conditions for trainers in adult education:

A comparative glance

Franziska Semrau, Nataliya G. S. Vieira & Elisa Guida

Academic professionalisation in adult education: insights into study

programmes in Germany, Italy and Portugal

Comparing Participation in adult Education

Rute Ricardo, Bani Bora, Fabio Camilloni, Loretta Lizon,

Mariana Cavaca, Prachi Sinha, Pratibha Kandera, Regina Egetenmeyer

Participation and non-participation in adult education and learning:

A comparative study between Portugal, Italy, Hungary, and India

Comparing Quality Management

Lisa Hilbig, Sabrina Thom & Silvia Tursi

Comparing Quality Management Systems and

procedures in Italy and Germany

Peggy Everett & Christian Müller

Comparative analysis of two quality management

models in the U.S.A. and Germany

Comparing Guidance and Counselling in Lifelong Learning

Nicoletta Tomei, Beatrice Carp & Stefanie Kröner

Guidance and counselling in higher education: A comparison

between the career services in Germany and Italy

Maria Grasso, Nicoletta Tomei, Laura Balázs, Deepak Goswami &

Bruna da Silva Ribas

Guidance and counseling: processes, methods and

activities in a Lifelong perspective

Country Reports

Nicoletta Tomei

A regional perspective on tutorship as a potential lifelong and adult guidance tool

Shalini Singh

India towards a knowledge economy: Alternatives for the global

demographic challenge and inclusive development in India

Kapil Dev Regmi

The status of adult literacy and lifelong learning in Nepal