Adult, Vocational and Community-based Learning

University of Glasgow collaborates with former School of Education PhD students in SFC-funded gender equality project in Africa

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The kick-off meeting for The Equality Project: Starting From Home (TEP) took place in Nairobi, Kenya between the 16th and 19th October. This project brings together partner researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathmore, Dar es Salaam, and Botswana as well as local NGOs to pilot a new programme of workshops exploring gender equality at a household level by engaging with both men and women.

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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).

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

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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.

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New issue of Quest - outstanding learners, pathway programs, social enterprises and other adult education success stories

Welcome to the third edition of Quest for 2019; Quest is Adult Learning Australia's national quarterly magazine. In this issue we've gathered stories about the impact of community based adult learning programs from around Australia.

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New Book Resisting Neoliberalism in Education Local, National and Transnational Perspectives Edited by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

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Neoliberalism has been widely criticised because of its role in prioritising ‘free markets’ as the optimum way of solving problems and organising society. In the field of education, this leads to an emphasis on the knowledge economy that can reduce both persons and education to economic actors and be detrimental to wider social and ethical goals.

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Vocational education and training (VET): an underused route to a good job in Greece

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Education in Greece at the upper secondary level is dominated by the Panhellenic exams; they will decide to which university a student will go and what they will study. Little thought is given to upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) for 16 to 18 year-olds, even though it can offer better job prospects than general education.

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#ALW2019 – What are you waiting for? – Register your events early to win

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Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated at the beginning of Spring with hundreds of events and activities promoting the benefits of learning. There are so many opportunities to learn available across Australia.

Adult Learners’ Week is a UNESCO initiative supported in Australia by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and coordinated by Adult Learning Australia. Adult Learners’ Week runs from 1–8 September and incorporates International Literacy Day, which is celebrated annually on September 8.

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BALID - Bilingual Literacy for Life, 4 July 2019

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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.

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