Silke Schreiber-Barsch

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Silke Schreiber-Barsch, PhD., is Assistant Professor in Adult Education in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Unit of Lifelong Learning, at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and an Associated Junior Professor at the UNESCO-Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg. Her research interests include international and comparative adult education, lifelong learning, issues of participation and social inclusion / exclusion, global citizenship education, and adult education and disability.

Silke has led a number of research projects that employ in particular qualitative methods and principles of participatory research methodology, currently focusing on the topic of numeracy as part of adult basic education with a special emphasis on numeracy practices of adults with learning difficulties (also known as intellectual disabilities).

As part of a number of external roles and services, Silke has an enduring commitment to strengthening transnational collaboration and networking in the field of adult education. In this endeavor, she has recently taught at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, at Ǻbo Akademi University in Vasaa, Finland, at the University of Rennes in France, at St. Augustine University of Tanzania as well as at Stellenbosch University. Building a professional and seminal relationship with colleagues in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University is a matter of particular concern for her, as it includes encountering perspectives on adult education, sustainability and global citizenship education.

Silke is member of the editorial group of The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA), a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the publication of critical research on adult education and learning.

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