Exchanges of knowledge and ideas about adult education across countries are not a new phenomenon. Despite their appreciation, even recognition, in national historical accounts, adult education, like the education of the younger generations, has never been purely a national institution. Ideas and concrete solutions by those who govern a certain territory have often been more than the result of local necessities, intellectual capacities and politics alone. For instance, this is self-evident in those territories, and education systems, that have been under foreign control since the early Spanish-Portuguese colonisation of the fifteenth century until the mass de-colonization of the twentieth century, and in some cases still are like French Polynesia, Falkland Islands, Puerto Rico, and a few other territories around the globe.