Adult Literacy

4th European Vocational Skills Week 14-18 October 2019 Helsinki

The 4th European Vocational Skills Week takes place during the 14-18 October 2019 throughout Europe. At the time of writing, there are 1138 events taking place in 45 countries. A very informative interactive map is provided on the European Commission's dedicated Vocational Skills Week web space (click the image below).

CR&DALL Themes: 

100 years of radical Adult Education in Scotland: Building hope for the future

Click to enlarge...

100 years of radical Adult Education in Scotland: Building hope for the future sponsored by the Lippman Miliband Trust with the University of Stirling, a free all-day conference event for political activists & adult educators; all welcome.

CR&DALL Themes: 

SDGs and Literacy

Click to enlarge...

Please save the date, 9th December, for our BALID day-conference with guest speaker Professor David Bloome of Ohio State University, to take place in London. 

Our provisional title is 'Literacy as social practice: future directions and new challenges’, and the likely venue is King’s College, London. We are still working on the detailed programme, which will include discussion forums (fora?) and many opportunities for NGO and academic sharing.

CR&DALL Themes: 

1st International Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors Conference

Click to enlarge...

This international conference will bring together adult learners, tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along with strategic partners, towards the achievement of SDG 4. The theme of the conference is Enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in literacy and lifelong learning”.

CR&DALL Themes: 

BALID - Bilingual Literacy for Life, 4 July 2019

Click to enlarge...

After a fascinating seminar about The Philippines last Monday - ‘Taking hold’ and ‘losing grip’ of bureaucratic literacies: Insights from local volunteering in the Philippines - our BALID Informal Literacy Discussions (ILDs) programme moves to Mexico, when Lorena Sanchez Tyson of UCL Institute of Education leads a discussion on Bilingual Literacy for Life: an indigenous language literacy programme in Mexico.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Systematisation of Experiences: Literacy Facilitators in Guatemala - Webinar, 10 May

Click to enlarge...

In this webinar, Marta Paluch (University of Sussex) will present details of a pilot adult literacy programme in Guatemala. She describes the engagement of participants and facilitators with the dialogic approach, expressing their experiences, thoughts and values. Please do join in live online if you are able!

CR&DALL Themes: 

The changing landscapes of literacies and adult education | New call for papers to RELA

For this thematic issue we welcome conceptual, theoretical, policy, historical or review articles and articles based on empirical studies which may include the perspectives of adult students and/or adult educators. Deadline for submission is 17th May 2019.

CR&DALL Themes: 

IFALE for Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia - A Comparative Study of Tigray and Amhara Regions

Click to enlarge...

Featured below and attached is a highly topical dissertation from the recent successful PhD Candidate Dr Fesseha Waldemichael. Adult literacy is a key component of global education and development agendas. It is included in the Sustainable Development Goals as a human right for the individual and a major contribution to local development. The dissertaion looks at Integrated Functional Adult Literay Education (IFALE) in Ethiopia, and is a comparative study of the implementation in Amhara and Tigray provinces.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Sustainable Futures in Africa - Further Funding

Congratulations to Mia Perry for securing funding of almost £100,000 to continue the work of the Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network from funding allocated to the University of Glasgow from the Scottish Funding Council to support work within the Global Challenges Research Fund. SFA is an interdisciplinary collective established in 2016 bringing together researchers, educators, and communities across 4 African countries and the UK.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Pages

Subscribe to Adult Literacy