Gender and adult education in the era of social and cultural changes: (new) risks and challenges
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ESREA members: 110 €
Non-ESREA members: 170 €
PhD Students: 50 €
Conference fee includes: conference materials, lunches, coffee-breaks, a light dinner (18th July) and the book of the conference.
The conference dinner (19th July) will be optional.
The conference will begin at 14h00 (Portuguese Time) on 18th July 2022 and finish at 12h30m on 20th July 2022.
In the era of globalization, a significant number of countries in the world experience similar social and cultural phenomena at three basic levels: macro-social and cultural changes, changes in individual identities and shifts in the area of socialization and education. Bauman1 emphasizes that globalization both divides and unites, leading to different living conditions for entire populations. In postmodernity, freedom of movement and mobility as a factor shaping social divisions become the highest value. According to the author, the progressing spatial segregation, separation and exclusion are a part of the globalization process. As a consequence, social inequalities and conflicts increase, also on the basis of nationality or race, as well as migration crises appear. In addition to the globality of migrations, extremely important trends are the intensification, diversification of migration movements due to their source, feminization and politicization.
How, in the face of social and cultural changes of the present day, do women and men function in the family, on the labour market, in local communities, peer/friendly groups, and how can education help them understand and adapt to these changes as well as develop their ‘biography of choice’?
How does adult education in its three types meet the needs and educational expectations of contemporary women and men who are affected by migration crisis, religious conflicts, social inequalities, radical movements, post-truth politics and fake news?
In what spaces of women and men’s lives is the context of the above-mentioned social and cultural changes revealed, and how does gender differentiate the life strategies and educational choices of women and men as a response to the challenges of contemporary world?
How (and if) (new) risks and challenges of current times affect gender social order, gender roles and norms and which are the implications of these potential changes for adult education practices and research?
How does adult education in its three types meet the needs and educational expectations of contemporary women and men who are affected by migration crisis, religious conflicts, Covid-19 pandemic crisis, social inequalities, radical movements, post-truth politics and fake news?
1 Z. Bauman (1998). Globalization: The Human Consequences. New York: Columbia University Press.
2 U. Beck (1992). Risk society: Towards a new modernity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
4 J. Ostrouch-Kaminska & C. C. Vieira (2015). Private World(s). Gender and Informal Learning of Adults. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Link: https://brill.com/view/title/37392
5 N. Funk (2013). Contra Fraser on Feminism and Neoliberalism, Hypatia, 28 (1), p. 194.
|Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland|
|Cristina Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal|
|António Fragoso, University of Algarve, Portugal|
|Sandra Valadas, University of Algarve, Portugal|
|Barbara Merrill, University of Warwick, UK|
|Maja Maksimovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia|
|António Fragoso | University of Algarve|
|Liliana Paulos | Coordinator|
|Sandra Valadas | University of Algarve|
|Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska | University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland|
|Cristina C. Vieira | University of Coimbra|
Ph.D. in Sociology (University of Coimbra), Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, and Researcher at the Center for Social Studies. She carries research and teaches in Sociology of Work and Employment, Research Methodology, and Gender Equality. She is currently a member of the European Network SAAGE (Scientific Analysis and advice on Gender Equality in the EU). She is member of the Technical-Scientific Group of the Advisory Council of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality. She is a founding member and head of the board of Directors of the Portuguese Association of Women’s Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the journalexӕquo(indexed in SCOPUS and WoS-Scielo). Her published work includes articles and essays in national and international journals and collections. Currently coordinates the research project: ENGENDER - Gender mainstreaming in curricula and pedagogical practices in Portuguese Public Universities.
|15 March 2022||Submission of abstracts||Send to email@example.com (António Fragoso) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra Valadas)|
|20 April 2022||Acceptance of abstracts confirmed|
|06 May 2022||Registration and payment||Please book your accommodations as soon as possible|
|03 July 2022||Final papers must be submitted||Send to email@example.com (António Fragoso) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra Valadas)|
|18-20 July 2022||Conference|
Proposals are invited for papers, symposiums and round tables The abstracts should be maximum 500 words long and include a title and 4 keywords. Please send a separate file with the author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation and contact details, indicating which authors are going to be present at the conference.
All abstracts should be submitted by email to email@example.com (António Fragoso) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra Valadas) by 15th February 2022. Acceptance of papers will be confirmed by 20th March 2022.
If accepted for presentation, the final versions of papers (no more than 5.000 words including references) must be submitted by the 3rd July 2022, also via email. Please use Times New Roman, 12 and the APA (American Psychological Association) reference system, 7th edition.
A paper is proposed and submitted in the form of an abstract by one person but other people can be named as co-authors in the abstract proposal.
Each participant can submit a maximum of two proposals (either as author or co-author).
The abstract must indicate which author will be presenting the paper. All those authors attending must register for the conference.
Further information on accommodation, travel to Faro and tourist information will be available on the website.
ESREA offers up to three bursaries of up to 300 € each for PhD students attending the conference, provided they contribute with a paper. To be eligible to apply, students need to be ESREA members (individual or institutional membership). PhD students should declare their willingness to apply when sending the final version of paper. In this case, the email should be addressed to email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org, but also to Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska (email@example.com) and Cristina C. Vieira (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Applications should be submitted no later than 30th of April 2022.
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ESREA is a European scientific society. It was established in 1991 to provide a European-wide forum for all researchers engaged in research on adult education and learning and to promote and disseminate theoretical and empirical research in the field. The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults promotes and disseminates theoretical and empirical research on the education of adults and adult learning in Europe through research networks, conferences and publications.
ESREA provides an important space for the (re)definition of adult education and learning in relation to research, theory, policy and practice to be reflected upon and discussed. A significant part of the periodic scientific debates is made through the meetings organised by ESREA research networks. ESREA also organised a triennial conference – the next will be in 2019, September – and runs the European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of the Adults (RELA - https://www.rela.ep.liu.se/).
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This network aims to offer an opportunity for researchers interested in adult education and gender topics from all over Europe to enhance their understanding and their reflections within an international perspective. The network performs a crucial role in giving visibility and developing intellectual debates on the role of gender in adult education. Reports of research are discussed in terms of their theoretical aspects such as gendered learning, gender in higher education, gendered biographies, masculinities-femininities, gender in adult training, gender and informal learning, but also in terms of their philosophical and methodological dimensions. The network meets every two years.
The first two conferences of the Network were held in Bochum (Germany, 1999) and Geneva (Switzerland, 2001). The third meeting took place in Wroclaw (Poland, 2004) as an ESREA post-conference seminar, and next ones were organized in Geneva (Switzerland, 2005), Olsztyn (Poland, 2007), Hull (Great Britain, 2009), Montpellier (France, 2011), Coimbra (Portugal, 2013), Belgrade (2015), and Koblenz (2017). As the result of those meetings and discussions six books were published:
Dybbroe, B., & Ollagnier, E. (Eds.) (2003). Challenging gender in lifelong learning: European perspectives. Copenhagen: Roskilde University Press.
Ostrouch, J., & Ollagnier, E. (Eds.) (2008). Researching Gender in Adult Learning, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing;
Ostrouch-Kamińska, J., Fontanini, C., & Gaynard, S. (Eds.) (2012). Considering Gender in Adult Learning and in Academia: (In)Visible Act. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Naukowe DSW.
Ostrouch-Kamińska, J., & Vieira, C. C. (Eds.) (2015). Private World(s). Gender and Informal Learning of Adults, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Maksimović, M., Ostrouch-Kamińska, J., Popović, K., & Bulajić, A. (Eds.) (2016). Contemporary Issues and Perspectives on Gender Research in Adult Education, Belgrade: IPA-ESREA-AES.
Endepohls-Ulpe, M. & Ostrouch-Kamińska, J. (Eds.) (2019). Gender – Diversity – Intersectionality (New) Perspectives in Adult Education. German: Waxmann. ISBN 978-3-8309-3883-5.