New book on adult education and sustainability

By on 22.11.2016 in Publications
LiliAnn Wolff

Lili-Ann Wolff, University of Helsinki

JustEd member and Senior Lecturer Lili-Ann Wolff, University of Helsinki, has written a chapter in a recently published book on adult education and globalisation. The traditional nation-state context of adult education research and practice is challenged by the consequences of globalization. Beside increased mobility and interaction across different borders, they include financial and economic, social and environmental crises at a global scale.

The authors in the book discuss the transforming planetary condition of adult education from different perspectives: education policy, work life, learners and mobilization for sustainability. In her text, Lili-Ann writes about adult education in an unsustainable era, focusing on the quest for sustainability.

“The emerging social movements and innovations are promising and strong counter forces confronting the prospects of neoliberalism. These forces can become sill stronger through education,” Lili-Ann concludes. “What is missing in contemporary sustainability education is not information or more individual actions, but a collective engagement in change that is based on commitment and a joint vision of the future.”

Cover-Ad_ed_plan_cond2016-282x300The contexts of discussion in the book range from Europe to Asia, Latin-America and Africa.

The book is peer-reviewed and open access, published in 2016 by Finnish Adult Education Association and Freedom and Responsibility of Popular Adult Education programme.

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About the Author

About the Author: Journalist currently working as Communications Specialist at the Nordic Centre of Excellence "Justice through Education in the Nordic countries" and in NordForsk's programme "Education for Tomorrow". .


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