“The good adult educator” is the title of this year’s issue of the DVV International journal Adult Education and Development. It focuses on the key figure in the educational process: the adult educator. Since the funding for the journal, which has been published since 1973, expires at the end of 2019, this year’s issue is also the final one.
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. In her photo reportage, Bhamati Sivapalan, an Indian photographer, accompanies a group of female teachers who are being fortified in their teaching of digital skills. And adult educators from all over the world talk about their work and the paths they have taken.
Readers will be able to engage in live discussions with selected authors in February 2020 as part of supplementary webinars. The webinars will be offered by our cooperation partner, the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE).
The 2019 issue of Adult Education and Development will be the final one. Launched in 1973, it has evolved over almost five decades into the world’s leading professional journal on adult education and development. Published in English, French and Spanish, the journal has most recently been distributed to organisations, universities, libraries and ministries in over 160 countries.
DVV International regrets that financial support will expire at the end of 2019 and the journal will have to be discontinued. At the same time, the Institute is grateful for the decades of support provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Institute will continue to support the global exchange of expertise and, together with its cooperation partners, seek new formats and approaches.
DVV International would like to thank the entire editorial and production team, and all the authors and readership from five continents for their support, commitment and loyalty!
Adult Education and Development can be read free of charge online at: www.dvv-international.de/adult-education-and-development/
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