Migration and rural areas – a challenge for adult education in Thuringia
Migrants are a much needed but problematic issue in rural areas. Adult education creates novel ways of integration.
Olga Vitzthum is a specialist in German studies and started her working life teaching at Lomonosov University in Moscow. For the last 20 years she has worked in adult education in Thuringia, 15 years of which she was the head of the Weimarer Land district adult education centre (Kreisvolkshochschule Weimarer Land). She is a member of the Advisory Committee for Continuing Education at the German Adult Education Association and the Executive Board of the Thuringian Association of Adult Education, is head of its Pedagogical Committee and is particularly involved in integrating people with migrant backgrounds.
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