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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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The International Quest for Changing Configurations in Transitional Times

Bernd Käpplinger & Steffi Robak

Chapter I: Systems and Institutions of Adult Education

Changing Configurations of Adult Education Research: Exploring a Fragmented Map

Kjell Rubenson & Maren Elfert

Adult Education in the Danish Modernization Process

Henning Salling Olesen

Strategies of Modernization and their Effects on Configurations of Adult Education – Theoretical Assumptions and Empirical Findings

Josef Schrader

“Configurations” of (Adult) Education: Reflections on Concepts How to Compare Complex Cultural Settings

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