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Human Rights Education in Scotland: Challenges and opportunities

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WP601/2019

The right to education has become an increasingly visible feature of international educational policy debates and a foundation for state education policy itself over the last three decades. The emergence of Human Rights Education (HRE) as both a concept and an educational programme in its own right has been seen as a central condition for the realisation of the right to education. Successive Scottish Governments have expressed a commitment to the promotion of a society that is inclusive and respects, and realises, the rights of all people.

5th International Conference of the ESREA Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network | Glasgow, 22 - 24 April, 2020

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On behalf of the School of Education and UNESCO RILA and CR&DALL we are delighted to invite you to participate in the next conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network, which will take place 22-24 April 2020, at the University of Glasgow. Featured below and attached, you will find the call for papers – abstracts should be submitted by 15 November 2019.

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Guest Lecture: Bodies of Accumulation – Learning from a Participatory Action Research on women sanitation workers in India’s cities - 1 Oct, 2019

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This guest lecture, co-hosted by SHLC and CR&DALL, Nilanjana Bhattacharjee will present a Participatory Action Research conducted by Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi on the lived experiences of women sanitation workers in the informal settlements of Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Ajmer (Rajasthan) and Muzaffarpur (Bihar) in India.

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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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Dr Keneilwe Molisi awarded Fulbright scholarship

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I am very pleased to report that Dr Keneilwe Molisi, formally a PhD student in the School of Education, and more recently a Lecturer in Adult Education at the University of Botswana, has been granted a Fulbright scholarship opportunity at Penn State University. As per the requirements of the program, she will be traveling to the US in January 2020 for 3 months to work on her research titled, Empowering rural communities through capacity development of community leaders. It is excellent to see our former students progressing so well.

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New book series launched - Bloomsbury Critical Education

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A new book series has been launched by Bloomsbury - Bloomsbury Critical Education. The editor, PASCAL Associate Peter Mayo and head of the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education at the University of Malta, welcomes proposals that shed lights on aspects of critical education, including critical pedagogy, that derive from different parts of the globe or that include aspects that are less known or unknown in the Anglo-American world.

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100 Years of Volkshochschule in Germany

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Community-based adult education is an important component working towards a system of lifelong learning. Institutions of education, training and learning change in many respects in the age of globalization and digitalization. But in as much as we believe in the importance of kindergarten, schools, vocational and higher education and struggle to support them as institutions, adult education also needs an institutional back-up.

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