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From 1973 until 2019, DVV International has been publishing the Adult Education and Development journal. Over the decades, the trilingual journal (English, French, Spanish) has developed into the worldwide leading professional journal on adult education and development with subscribers in over 160 countries. The current and last issue entitled "The good adult educator" was published at the end of 2019. Read more...

Final issue of AED (86/2019): “The good adult educator”

What makes a good educator? Is there a clearly defined job description and universal standards of competence? How can key competencies be conveyed? What challenges do adult educators face in their daily work and how do they deal with them? How can they be supported in this? Authors from more than 20 countries discuss these and additional questions on the subject of “professionalisation in adult education” in issue 86. They present theoretical models, analyse concrete challenges and describe good practice examples and methods.

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