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Addresses the diversification, modernization and improvement of education. It studies the development of educational structures, processes and practices, including the integration and use of digital technologies, oriented towards the promotion of socially relevant learning. Attention is given to two central problems: quality of learning, considering issues related to the acquisition and development of competences and skills; and inclusion, addressing the ongoing engagement with diversity.
Change Forces in Education
Deals with the issues of coordination, steering and monitoring of change in education systems. Attention is given to two central problems: the professional development in education professions, particularly focusing on the socialization and training processes of teachers and other educators; and the processes and effects of participation and accountability in the governance of education systems, particularly focusing on the construction, implementation and assessment of educational public policies.
Policy and practices in adult education: comparative analysis
[thematic issue] Edited by Paula Guimarães (Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Regina Egetenmeyer (Institut für Pädagogik, Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany) and Natália Alves (Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
submission deadline: September 30, 2021
| This special issue only accepts submissions from PhD students, teaching staff and adult educators/practitioners that joined the INTALL – Adult Education Academy 2021, whose abstracts were already reviewed by this issue guest editors.
| To be published in June 2022
Summary: This thematic issue of Sisyphus aims at contributing to understanding diversity, fragmentation and complexity of comparison in adult education research, focussing on policy and practices developed in different parts of the world. The articles to be include in this issue are the outcome of the vivid discussion held in the INTALL Adult Education Academy, promoted by the University of Würzburg, when the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on every ones’ lives, in special in those attending this educational initiative. Joined by more than 60 students and 20 teaching staff from higher education institutions of 5 continents, the INTALL Adult Education Academy is a significant event to reflect critically about the adult education diversity, fragmentation and complexity within education comparison when a health situation constrained mobility and face-to-face teaching.
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