Germany’s adult education system is very structured and seeks to give access to learning to all adults, through a strong network of community education schools (Volkshochschulen). Although the system offers many public and private opportunities for lifelong learning, participation in adult learning in 2016 was at 8%, well under the European average of 11%.
Germany country reports
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Posted: 2022-12-16 / Category: Germany 2022 / Tags: sustainable development digitalisation CONFINTEA
The situation of adult learning and education (ALE) in Germany has stayed the same in comparison to last year, according to The Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV). The DVV describes the German situation as follows:
- Currently, t...
According to the DVV, Covid-19 has had a lasting impact on ALE provision in Germany. Examples are the decreased funding for ALE since the beginning of the pandemic and the growing digital cap. The shifting learning activities did not attract a new...
Germany 2021Download category as PDF
Posted: 2022-01-18 / Category: Germany 2021 / Tags: digital skills digitalisation Integration migration sustainable development CONFINTEA
Overall, the responses from Germany see a slight deterioration of the situation in adult learning (ALE) in Germany for 2020/2021.
From the point of view of the EAEA members, there were no major changes in Germany from 2020 to 2021 in ter...
As in many other European countries, the digital divide widened in Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who already had very good digital skills were able to continue learning in a digital environment and further improve their digital skill...
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Posted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Germany 2020 / Tags:
Digital education was a major topic for three German EAEA members who responded to the survey. 2019 brought more online learning options, which were driven by big adult learning providers and not necessarily based on new policies. In the last year...
The adult sector was significantly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, which led to an immediate shutdown of many classes and financial losses because projects stopped abruptly and some of the organisations missed important application deadlines for...
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Posted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags:
The current German government is addressing several topics related to adult education, including family issues, vocational training, strategies for continuing education, and digital skills. Even though the coalition agreement has not yet been pass...
At the moment, the state is in the process of developing a new coalition agreement. The new agreement is expected to extend the National Decade for Literacy and put a stronger focus on family and workplace-centred basic skills. The government has...
Posted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: sustainable development basic skills citizenship education
In Germany the economic support for projects and initiatives in adult education is still well guaranteed, which allows both state and non-governmental organizations to concentrate on their future priorities. Germany’s focus is now education for su...
Posted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: non-formal learning
There could be significant consequences for adult education providers as a result of the implementation of a tax reform, which could cause an increase in the cost of educational offers for participants by alm...