After the great success of the international course of lectures in the last winter semester at the University of Duisburg-Essen a new lecture series will be offered in winter semester 2007/08. This time the international course of lectures will be offered in cooperation between the Department of Educational Sciences of the University Duisburg-Essen and the German Institute of Adult Education (DIE). Beside the initiator Prof. Ekkehard Nuissl von Rein our expected DAAD-guest professor Dr. Esther Oliver will contribute to the international course of lectures.