Comparative Adult Education 2008: Experiences and Examples- A Publication of the International Society for Comparative Adult Educatio by Jost ReischmannComparative Adult Education 2008: Experiences and Examples- A Publication of the International Society for Comparative Adult Educatio by Jost Reischmann

Comparative Adult Education 2008: Experiences and Examples- A Publication of the International…

EditorJost Reischmann, Michal Bron Jr.

Paperback | July 15, 2008

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Adult and Continuing Education has become a field of action, reflection, and research all over the world. To learn from successful models developed worldwide, this book documents and discusses the progress of comparative adult education – aims, contents, methods, obstacles, and prospects. The first part examines basic questions of comparative adult education. The contributions offer a deeper understanding and include warnings of obstacles and pitfalls. They help to design research by building up on the theoretical framework developed in prior research. The second part presents experiences and «lessons learned», suggesting advice and warnings for successful comparative work. The studies in the third part illustrate research methods as well as topics important to researchers in various regions of the world. Descriptions of international institutions in the last part may assist to use their assistance and services.
The Editors: Jost Reischmann is President of the International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE). He is Chair of Andragogy at Bamberg University (Germany). Michal Bron jr is ISCAE’s Board Member directing ISCAE’s conferences and publications. He is associate professor and senior research librarian at the Södertörn Univers...
Title:Comparative Adult Education 2008: Experiences and Examples- A Publication of the International…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Jost Reischmann/Michal Bron Jr: Introduction – Jost Reischmann: Comparative Adult Education: Arguments, Typology, Difficulties – Mark Bray: The Multifaceted Field of Comparative Education: Evolution, Themes, Actors, and Applications – Alexander N. Charters: Reflections on Background of Comparative Adult Education. A personal account – Lore Arthur: Networking and Intercultural Communication: Postmodern Challenges for International Comparative Adult Education – Michal Bron Jr: Obstacles and Pitfalls. Inherent and Self-styled Dangers in Comparative Studies – Barbara Merrill/Agnieszka Bron: Lessons Learned from European Projects: Generality Versus Particularity – Katarina Popovic: International Projects and Comparative Adult Education: The Example of EBiS – Tony Holland/Bob Pithers/Liam Morgan: Teaching Chinese Adults the Western Way: A Cross-Cultural Challenge – John M. Peters/Gloria Latham/Betty Ragland/Robert C. Donaghy: Three Cultures of Teaching and Learning: Dialoguing across Continents – John Henschke: Opportunities and Pitfalls in International Cooperation. Lessons Learned in the Cooperative Development of Lifelong Learning Strategies of an US and South African University – Hasmik Hunanyan: Lifelong Learning - a Challenge for Higher Education: A Comparative Study of a German and an Armenian University – Wolfgang Müller-Commichau: Contemporary Jewish Adult Education in Germany, Israel and the United States – Barry Hake: Comparative Policy Analysis and Lifelong Learning Narratives: The «Employability Agenda» from a Life-Course Perspective – Roger Morris: Mechanics’ Institutes in the United Kingdom, North America and Australasia: A Comparative Perspective – Mejai Avoseh: A Comparative Review of Lifelong Learning in Traditional African and Native American Indigenous Education – Sigvart Tøsse: The Changing Relations Between Civil Society, State and Market in the Nordic Popular Adult Education. A Comparative Investigation of Trends in Denmark, Sweden and Norway – Sigrid Nolda: The Role of History in Self-descriptions of National Organizations of Adult Education - a Closer Look at the Websites of WEA, Znanie, VÖV and DVV – Maja Mezgec: Analysis of the Possibilities and Conditions for Lifelong Learning in the Minority Languages of the EU – Mark Bray: Professional Bodies in Comparative Education: A Perspective from the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) – Paul Bélanger: ICAE - International Council of Adult Education – Maren Elfert: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Promoting Literacy, Non-formal Education, and Adult and Lifelong Learning – Heribert Hinzen: dvv-international: Role and Function of the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association – Alan Tuckett: NIACE - The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, UK – Michael Samlowski: The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA).