Marcella Milana

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Associate Professor
Academic sector
Research sector (ERC)
SH2_4 - Social policies, educational policies, welfare

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Marcella Milana is Associate professor of general and social education at the Departmen of Human Sciences, and since 2019, Honorary professor of adult education at the University of Nottinghma, School of Education (United Kingdom). She thinks of herself 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 her approach to researching adult and lifelong education and learning.
Moreover, her research interest and approach have been influenced by the changing nature of education policy (under neoliberalism), and the increasing complexity of education governance and Europeanization processes. These have prompt new questions around the contribution of adult education and lifelong learning for the promotion and inclusion of individuals and groups, and for the wellbeing of nations in contemporary societies.


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Research groups

Departmental Interdisciplinary Research - SCHOOL (ARIdip – SCHOOL)
The Group proposes a research project on the topic "School and social cohesion in Italy".
Research interests
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. Società inclusive e pratiche di cittadinanza
Adult Education Study of learning practices and processes that (intentionally) address adults, regardless of where they take place. Società inclusive e pratiche di cittadinanza
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. Società inclusive e pratiche di cittadinanza
Title Starting date
REsearch at the SERvice of Educational fragilitiesS (RE-SERVES) 8/19/19
ENLIVEN - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe 10/1/16


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