Adult, Vocational and Community-based Learning

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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