International Society for Comparative Adult Education

"Comparative Adult Education 2024"


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ISCAE invites to its 2024-conference in Florence, Italy, November 9-10
in co-operation with The University of Firence

Program ISCAE-conference
Call for papers for the ISCAE-conference:

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We are still in the detail-planning stage. But the main information for planning a paper and to participate is available.
Updates will be included as often as possible.

The ISCAE-conference is attached to the
International Conference 'Revitalizing Adult Continuing Education for Positive Social Changes and Personal Fulfillment'
November 7th - 9th, 2024, by the University of Florence Dept. FORLILPSI.
Conference Homepage with information for travel, accomodation, and more.
Tentative Program
Call for papers for the conference "Revitalization ..." Full manuscript to be submitted online by 15th September 2024
Included is the Induction Ceremony of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame 2024, November 8.


International comparison means to explicitly identify and analyze similarities and differences in two or more countries and includes the attempt to understand why the differences and similarities occur and what they tell us about adult education in these countries and/or in "own and other" contexts. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum to collect, share, and discuss practices, concepts, evaluation, and research studies. By this we want
- to document and develop the actual knowledge about comparative research in adult education.
- to improve theory and practice in the education of adults.
- to support a network of colleagues working in and for international and comparative adult education.


Our practice throughout the history of ISCAE conferences is to invite and strongly 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 contexts .
  • 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.
Prepare to present a paper in the named categories! Call for Papers:

For more information about program, accepted papers, and practicalities point with your mouse left to yellow "More Info".