Marcella Milana

Foto,  February 3, 2015
Associate Professor
Academic sector
Research sector (ERC)
SH2_4 - Social policies, educational policies, welfare

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Office Hours

Thursday, Hours 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM,   Palazzo di Lettere, floor Terra, room T13


I think of my self as an adult educator with a great passion in researching and writing about the politics, policy and governance of adult education – at local, national, regional and global levels, and from comparative perspectives.
Living, working and researching in three continents - North America (United States), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil), and Europe (Denmark, Italy) - has influenced my approach to researching adult education.
But my research interest and approach have been influenced also by the changing nature of education policy (under neoliberal thinking), and the increasing complexity of education governance and Europeanization processes. These have prompt new questions around the contribution of adult education and learning for the promotion and inclusion of individuals and groups, and for the wellbeing of nations in contemporary societies.

Research groups

Departmental Interdisciplinary Research - SCHOOL (ARIdip – SCHOOL)
The Group proposes a research project on the topic "School and social cohesion in Italy".
Topic Description Research area
Comparative and International Education Examination of sources, workings, and outcomes of education systems, as well as leading education issues, from comprehensive, multidisciplinary, cross-national, and cross-cultural perspectives. EDUCATION - EDUCATION
Adult Education Study of learning practices and processes that (intentionally) address adults, regardless of where they take place. EDUCATION - Special aspects of education
Education Policy Examination of statements, and of the underlying decision-making processes, aimed at promoting the change of education and training systems, in order to achieve desired solutions in response to perceived social problems. EDUCATION - EDUCATION
Title Starting date
ENLIVEN - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe 10/1/16


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