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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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This project has been funded with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (grant number: 01JG1510) and the Human Dynamics Centre of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Würzburg. This publication reflects the views of the author only, and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the Human Dynamics Centre cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Proofreading: Carsten Bösel (consultUS) Translation and Proofreading of Lima, Guimarães & Touma: Helena Araújo (línguafranca) Cover illustration: Beate Derra (University of Würzburg)

ISSN 0934-3695

ISBN 978-3-631-66635-7 (Print)

E-ISBN 978-3-653-05973-1 (E-Book)

DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05973-1

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