International Society for Comparative Adult Education

ISCAE Preconference at the AEGT Virtual Conference, June 3 2021

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our participation in the upcoming AEGT conference, ISCAE will be holding a virtual preconference on June 3, 2021. We invite you to submit proposals for participation in the preconference

The aim of the ISCAE pre-conference is to provide a forum to collect, share, and discuss practices, concepts, evaluation, and research studies in comparative adult education. In particular, we want to highlight the current state comparative research and to improve theory and practice in adult learning and education.

Comparative Adult Education research aims to explicitly identify and analyze similarities and differences in two or more countries and attempts to understand why the differences and similarities occur and what they tell us about adult education in these countries. This also includes reflections about the methods, strategies, and concepts of international comparison, and summarizing reports about developments in the international comparative field on a material or meta level.

We invite colleagues to propose papers for the pre-conference. These proposals should focus on the comparison of one or more topics in adult education/andragogy in two or more countries: We encourage contributions from a wide spectrum of international comparative topics that deal with, but are not limited to, the following comparative categories:

  • Comparative study sui generis: comparing one or more issues of adult education/andragogy in two or more countries.
  • Critical reflection of comparative methods/principles: dealing with questions about the theory, principles, methods, and other topics related to comparison in the international context of adult education .
  • Lessons learned: reflecting and sharing experiences gained in International comparative research in which they faced problems, promises, challenges and pitfalls typical for comparative studies.
  • Reviewing: reporting developments, new publications, state-of-the-art of comparative research in a given country or region or language.

    Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send:
  • A one page abstract (not more than 600 words should be sent to by Feb. 15, 2021.
  • A separate cover sheet to contain the title, authors, author affiliations, and contact information.