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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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Call for Chapter Proposals | Social Responsibility and Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy

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The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education is editing a book with a working title of Social Responsibility and Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy. The book is being prepared as a contribution to the 2021 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education.

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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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Register for PRIA’s online course, International Perspectives on Participatory Research

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If you want to conduct a research that transforms the lives of people, International Perspectives on Participatory Research (IPPR) is the online course to go for. This course provides exposure to a set of multi-disciplinary approaches that share a core philosophy of participation.

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Workshop in Tanzania on ‘Leave no one behind: Making the right to education for adults a reality’

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In the context of increasing global inequality, climate crises, continuing gender inequality, and the opportunity provided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes, participants from 9 African countries and Sweden, met in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-8 March 2019, at a workshop entitled ‘Leave no one behind: Making the right to education for adults a reality’.

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CR&DALL co-hosts roundtable: The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities - Kyrgyzstan

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CR&DALL was delighted to co-host a roundtable, in conjunction with the International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) in Bishkek as part of the project The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities, funded by the Scottish Funding Council from its contribution to the University of Glasgow’s efforts to develop activities concerned with the Global Challenges Research Fund.

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The Academy / Technology, Indigenous Worldviews and Globalisation: Participatory Research as knowledge Integration for Sustainable Development - Professor Seth Agbo

Contemporary characterization of global sustainability has demonstrated that Indigenous worldviews approximate important attributes of sustainable development. In this context, Indigenous epistemology is a crucial component in the selection of the criteria for sustainable development and the formulation of corresponding goals for sustainability in a global economy.

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