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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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Reconstructions of Adult Education: An invitation

November 2019 will mark an important educational centenary: the publication of the Ministry of Reconstruction’s Final Report on Adult Education. The report, largely authored by R.H. Tawney, set the groundwork for liberal adult education in Britain for the rest of the 20th century. Its centenary is, we believe, a vital opportunity to reflect on the needs and possibilities for adult education today.

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Walk the Global Walk - Alan Britton secures new project

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Alan Britton has been awarded a major new EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Fund grant. The research project is entitled ‘Walk the Global Walk’, which is a 3 year project, led jointly by Oxfam in Italy, and the Region of Tuscany.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Walk the Global Walk

Alan Britton has been awarded a major new EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Fund grant. The research project is entitled ‘Walk the Global Walk’, which is a 3 year project, led jointly by Oxfam in Italy, and the Region of Tuscany.

New Project, Impact study: British Council school programmes in Scotland

A team of researchers in the School of Education with Professor Kay Livingston as PI and co-led by Professor Catherine Doherty with Professor Trevor Gale, Dr Stephen Parker, and both Dr Ria Dunkley and Dr Catherine Lido of CR&DALL, all as co-Is, have been commissioned to conduct a study for the British Council to assess the impact of their programmes in Scotland.

CR&DALL Themes: 

New Project: Widening Regional Engagement of HE and TVET

The aims of this project funded under the aegis of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account are to:

  • Support further work to review and enhance a template to map the engagement of universities with their cities and regions for use in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Hong Kong, Italy and the UK
  • Adapt a revised benchmarking tool to create an online version; and
  • Promote its use nationally and in an international context.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Widening Regional Engagement of HE and TVET

The aims of this project funded under the aegis of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account are to:

  • Support further work to review and enhance a template to map the engagement of universities with their cities and regions for use in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Hong Kong, Italy and the UK
  • Adapt a revised benchmarking tool to create an online version; and

  • Promote its use nationally and in an international context.

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