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- September 15: International Day of Democracy
- In Focus: Cultural Education in Germany
- Environmental education/sustainability in Germany
- European Day of Languages - Perspectives on Multilingualism
- Refugees in Germany: Focus on Education
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Dokument von: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
The document, an excerpt from the report on the education system in the Federal Republic of Germany, outlines the historical development of adult education in Germany, and the legal framework of continuing and adult education since reunification. Specific emphasis lies on the promotion of Lifelong Learning.
Dokument von: Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)
Institutions and projects
Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung – Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen e.V. (DIE) / German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning
The German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) is a central forum for the fields of science and practice in the area of continuing education in Germany. In its capacity as a service institute for the field of research, the DIE acts as a go-between for research and the field of practice in the area of adult education, supplying the foundations for research orientated towards [...]
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is a nationally and internationally recognized centre of excellence for research into and development of initial and continuing vocational education and training. The aims of its research, development and counselling work are to identify future tasks of vocational education and training, to promote innovation [...]
iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), with offices at the Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB) in Bonn. The objective is to promote international collaboration and the initiation of cooperation and business relationships in vocational training and continuing education.
Further reference sources
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) publishes short bibliographical information on English language publications on this website, most of these are printed documents regarding vocational and continuing education in Germany and Europe. Printed documents can be ordered while a selected number of electronic documents is available for download.
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education (BIBB) provides this website where occupation profiles can be retrieved.Thhe information includes a database of occupations and new regulations in the field of vocational education and training.
The website lists a number of questions and answers concerning the system of (adult and continuing) education in Germany, basic facts, actors and institutions, funding and availability. The questions and answers are in English.
The reports are divided into two sections, ‘Policy and Politics´ gives an overview of the key policy currently in force, and also outlines the main legislation or political situation in the country. ‘Structure and Providers´ gives more detailed information on the specific structure of organisation, and also outlines the main adult education providers, including non-formal [...]