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ERIC Number: EJ841638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
Professionalisation in General Adult Education in Germany--An Attempt to Cut a Path through a Jungle
Dausien, Bettina; Schwendowius, Dorothee
European Journal of Education, v44 n2 p183-203 Jun 2009
The article summarizes the findings of a study on adult learning professions in Europe (ALPINE) commissioned by DG Education and Culture. It explores the current professional and social situation of staff in non-vocational adult education in Germany. It describes the structures and organisations of general adult education in Germany and investigates the types of staff in adult learning institutions, their tasks and qualifications as well as their employment situation. Moreover, it highlights the major challenges for professional development in the adult education sector in Germany. The article is based on the results of a literature and Internet research as well as interviews with representatives of adult learning institutions and other experts in adult education.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany