Adult Education and Development

The international journal Adult Education and Development is a forum for adult educationists from all over the world. It is published once a year in English, French and Spanish and distributed in over 160 countries. Adult Education and Development is published by DVV International - the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV) - in cooperation with the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE). Read more...

Latest issue on "communities"

Issue 81 of the international journal Adult Education and Development is all about "communities".

We are all part of different communities. And we all learn in different communities. What is the role of adult education in indigenous, virtual, rural, professional, political and many other communities? What can it achieve? In Adult Education and Development, authors from all over the world show and discuss learning in communities or "learning communities" and what they look like today. Read the issue

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Following each print issue of the journal, the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) offers you the chance to further discuss the topics in a virtual seminar.

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