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Changing Configurations in Adult Education in Transitional Times

International Perspectives in Different Countries


Edited By Bernd Käpplinger and Steffi Robak

Change and transition are prominent buzzwords in the discourse upon adult education. International conferences like the European ESREA triennial research conference 2013 in Berlin focused on these terms. But is to deal with change and transitions really something new for adult education? What is new? What has changed? Which kind of transitions do we experience and how can we systematically observe and analyse them as researchers nowadays? This anthology wants to stimulate an exchange beyond buzzwords and European perspectives and investigate what these terms could mean for research in terms of institutionalisation and professionalization in adult education in different national contexts. Therefore, distinguished scholars were invited to contribute to this anthology.
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From German Adult Education Centres (Volkshochschulen) to Moroccan Universities for Lifelong Learning and Univers-Cités Ouvertes


Henner Hildebrand & Esther Hirsch

1. Background and framework guidelines

The Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (dvv international) has supported the development of local and national structures and programs of Adult Education (AE) in Africa and other continents for more than four decades. This is mainly made possible financially through grants from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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