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Grotlüschen, Anke – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Global Competence is a domain developed for PISA 2018. We ask whether it ignores voices from the Global South. Criteria are taken from Robertson, known for the theory of glocalisation as well as the educational scientist Seitz. Further criteria are added from a 21st century perspective. The discourse analysis uses documents available to the public…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Discourse Analysis, Achievement Tests
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Heinemann, Alisha M. B. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Newcomers to Austria and Germany are obliged to learn German, as both of the nation states define themselves as monolingual -- although millions of citizens speak more than one language. The demand to learn the national language is promoted by the shaky promise that it is an entrance ticket to the labour market and also a sine qua non to be…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, German, Second Language Learning
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Sprung, Annette – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Adult education institutions face a variety of challenges in "migration societies". This paper first analyses the marginal adoption of the topic by researchers in a German-speaking context and points out the dominance of a target group approach in the past. To open up alternative perspectives, I will discuss challenges for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Immigrants, Labor Market
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Schömer, Frank; González-Monteagudo, José – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper explores participation in higher education in Germany and Spain through two case studies from the RANLHE project. There is one case in each national context (Germany and Spain) based on biographical interviews undertaken between 2008 and 2010. Social, economic and cultural dimensions are explored in order to better understand the German…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Schemmann, Michael; Wittpoth, Jurgen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2008
This paper argues that even though there is continuous research work on participation in adult education, the current state of research is not satisfactory. It develops this assumption by discussing studies that focus on social status and social milieu as explanatory factors for adult education. The authors draw on findings from a research project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Student Participation, Adult Education
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Hake, Barry J. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1993
Explores the emergence of folk high schools in Germany as a form of residential adult education, the transformation of these schools into work camps, and the relationship between folk high schools and other adult education movements in Weimar Germany. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Education, Folk Schools, Foreign Countries