International Perspectives in Different Countries
Edited By Bernd Käpplinger and Steffi Robak
Adult and Continuing Education: Results in the Context of Research on Programs and Professionality
1. Adult Education in Europe – Outlining two topics from a German perspective
The learning of adults is not a new topic nor in Germany neither in Europe. It is actually connected to the industrialization, the modernity, the labour movement, the democratization, interculturality, the diversity of cultures, the economic development and prosperity in Europe. Adult education and lifelong learning (LLL) are in Europe children of the economic prosperity the democratic goal to secure educational participation for everybody across the lifespan. The European Union has been so far a driving force.
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