Community Development

Power, Politics and Priorities for Comparative and International Education - BAICE Conference 2014

The 2014 BAICE conference will be held from 8 - 10 September, 2014 at the University of Bath on the theme of “Power, Politics and Priorities for Comparative and International Education.” The conference challenges participants to consider how comparisons are used as part of wider political agendas, to investigate power relationships in educational policy and practice, and to critically consider priorities for contemporary research.  Papers will focus on the following sub-themes:

Honeymoon period for private sector providers in Eastern Europe comes to an end

Despite the post-communist (or post state socialist) boom in private higher education provision  it appears that it is coming to an end with delining numbers and claims of dubious quality:

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UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education – “Preparing learners for the challenges of the 21st Century”, 2-4 December 2013

The UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education – “Preparing learners for the challenges of the 21st Century”,  was held form 2-4 December 2013 in Bangkok. As announced during the concluding session, most of the presentations (including both the plenary and the concurrent sessions) and a list of participants have been just uploaded to Dropbox.  

So for those of you who were not there Click here to view UNESCO Forum on GCE 2013 at Dropbox

Bonnie Slade at ASEM Research Hub for Lifelong Learning meeting in Bangkok

On December 2-3 I attended the Annual Meeting of the National Strategies for Lifelong Learning Hub of ASEM in Bangkok, Thailand at the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.  This international network included researchers, practitioners and policy makers from 11 Asian and European countries.  Delegates from all countries made presentations on issues such as employability and skills development, community learning, learning cities, and the impact and outcome of lifelong learning.

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Intercultural Cities Programme - Patras

Cities participating in the Intercultural cities programme of the Council of Europe undergo expert and peer reviews of their policies, governance and practice. This review takes the form of narrative reports and city profiles – a form which is very rich in content and detail but is relatively heavy as a tool to monitor progress and communicate results.

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