June 2015

Adult Education in an interconnected world – Festschrift in honour of Heribert Hinzen

To mark the farewell of Prof. (H) Dr. Heribert Hinzen, former Director of the Institute and member of DVV International for many decades, the Institute has published a festschrift in his honour.

To mark the farewell of Prof. (H) Dr. Heribert Hinzen, former Director of the Institute and member of DVV International for many decades, the Institute has published a festschrift in his honour.

The volume brings together contributions from associates who have accompanied Heribert Hinzen during the last four decades. Representatives from the German Adult Education Association (DVV) and the Adult Education Centres (Volkshochschulen), as well as friends and partners from academia, major international networks and civil society organisations, have a say here as well. The volume is divided into three parts:

Adult education – The international discourse: Part one addresses the central global discussions and guidelines which Heribert Hinzen is convinced are also becoming increasingly important for national policies and realities.

Adult education – trends and practices: Part two focuses on central issues such as vocational training, the professionalisation debate or the challenges of immigration. It includes both German, European and global experience.

Adult education and development: In part three the focus is on a basic constituent part of the work of DVV International and Heribert Hinzen, the combination of adult education and development. This connection defines the global uniqueness of DVV International, which is nourished by the belief that youth and adult education outside the formal system can play an important, often a central role, in the creation of equal opportunities and emancipation.

Heribert Hinzen began his career at the Deutschen-Volkshochschulverband [German Adult Education Association] in 1977. He was, among other things, Director of DVV International from 1991 to 1995 and from 1999 to 2009. In addition, he has been in charge of the country and regional offices in Sierra Leone, Hungary and, most recently, in South-East Asia. He will assist the Institute in the future as a consultant.

The festschrift appeared in the series International Perspectives in Adult Education (IPE), a series of publications that Heribert Hinzen co-founded in the late 1980s.

The publication is available online at the following link: IPE 71 - Adult Education in an interconnected world
Print copies can be obtained free of charge from info@dvv-international.de.

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