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Jost Reischmann

Nominated and inducted into "International Adult Education Hall of Fame 1999"

"Outstanding Service Medallion" American Association of Adult Education AAACE

Invited Keynote-Speaker AAACE 2006 Milwaukee

Medallion University Prague

Honorary Member Adult Education Society Belgrade

Invited Speaker Arabian Society for Human Resource Management 2008

Prof. Dr. rer.soc. Dr. rer.soc.habil. Jost Reischmann

for Chapter "Jost Reischmann: Becoming a Professor in Andragogy - Lived History" in: "North American Adult Educators: Quintessential Autobiographies (2007)". (pdf-download)
for list of publications
zum Kursbeurteilungsbogen KBB
Abschiedsvorlesung 16.7. 2008 / Retirement Lecture
Andra-Album 1995-2008

Born in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany).


  • Teacher Examination - Teacher Training College Schwäbisch Gmünd 1964
  • Higher State Examination in Education, Psychology, and Sociology, University of Tübingen 1970
  • Dr.rer.soc. - Educational Psychology, University of Tübingen 1974
  • Dr.rer.soc.habil. - Habilitation in Adult and Continuing Education, University of Tübingen 1989

    Employment History

  • Teacher at Primary and Secondary Schools (1964-1967)
  • Research Employee, Volkswagen-Foundation, Educational Psychology, University of Tuebingen (1970-1973)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Educational Studies, Educational Psychology, University of Tuebingen (1973-1979)
  • Director of "Courses by Newspaper", German Institute for Distant Studies (Deutsches Institut für Fernstudien DIFF, 1979-1984)
  • Associate Professor, Division of Adult and Continuing Education University of Tuebingen (1984-1993)
  • Full Professor and Chair of Andragogy (Adult and Continuing Education ), Bamberg University (1993-2008 retired)
  • Dean and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology, and Philosophy at Bamberg University, Germany (2000-2005).
  • Main working fields in teaching and research

  • Philosophy and Theories of Adult Education
  • Human Resource Development - Continuing education in business and industry
  • International Comparative Adult Education
  • Evaluation of Adult Education
  • Didactic: Adult learning and its support - methods and models
  • Holistic Adult Education
  • Publications

    About 250 academic publications in German and English, author and editor of 8 monographs (i.e. "Adult Education in West-Germany in Case Studies", "Offenes Lernen", "Generationen", "Weiterbildungs-Evaluation", "Erwachsenenbildung im Kontext", "Comparative Adult Education 1998: the Contribution of ISCAE to an Emerging Field of Study").
    for list of publications

    Awards, Functions

  • 1993: President of ISCAE (International Society for Comparative Adult Education), Vice-President from 2008.
  • 1998: "President's Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leaderships in Adult and Continuing Education" of the American Association of Adult Education AAACE.
  • 1999: Induction into the "International Adult and Continuing Education Hall Of Fame" (San Antonio, TX).
  • 2001: "Honorary Member der Adult Education Society Belgrade".
  • 2001-2005: Member of Board of German Institute for Adult Education (Nutzerbeirat des Deutschen Instituts für Erwachsenenbildung Bonn).
  • 2005: Member of the Board of ESVA (European Society for Volutary Organizations).
  • 2006: "Outstanding Service Medallion" of the American Association of Adult Education AAACE.
  • 2006-2012: Elected in the Board of Directors of the "International Adult and Continuing Education Hall Of Fame". Member International Committee, Selection Committee.
  • 2007: Nominated and inducted into "Scientific Board of the Jan Amos Komensky University Prague" and there into the "Board of Supervisors for the Doctoral Study Programme in Andragogy".
  • 2008: Retired from Chair of Andragogy at Bamberg University
  • 2008-2011: 'Wissenschaftlicher Leiter' of the Master Program 'Andragogy' at the Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Austria.
  • Speaker and Keynote-Speaker at International Conferences (Brussels, Slovenia, Belgrade, Helsinki, Seoul, Prague, Los Angeles, Montreal, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Tulsa, Orlando, Chicago, Milwaukee, Budapest and others).
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    Service to fields of practice

    Consultant and Trainer in Adult and Continuing Education and Human Resources Development with numerous organizations, private (i.e. Volkswagen-AG, BEWAG, Berliner Bank and various other companies) and public (i.e Teacher In-service Training, Train-the-Trainer programs at Volkshochschulen, State Associations, religious institutions)

    Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE) - President since 1992, Vice-President sinc 2008.
  • German Association of Education (DGfE) - Commission of Adult Education, Commission of Comparative Education
  • Society for Empirical Research in Education (AEPF)
  • Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE-USA)
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
  • European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA)
  • Founding Member in the Board of German Society for Evaluation (DGEVAL)
  • for Chapter "Jost Reischmann: Becoming a Professor in Andragogy - Lived History" in: "North American Adult Educators: Quintessential Autobiographies (2007)". (pdf-download)
     Text der Abschiedsvorlesung / text of retirement-lecture (in German). (pdf-download)

    Impressum: Prof. Dr. Jost Reischmann, Am Feuersee 3, 72072 Tübingen, Tel. 07071-791845, E-Mail Homepage

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