Community Development

New book: Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action

At the 8th International Researching Work and Learning Conference, hosted by the University of Stirling last month, a new book in the Knowledge Economy and Education Book Series (Sense Publishers) was launched.  Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action, edited by Fiona Duguid, Karsten Mundel and Daniel Schugurensky, explores the connections between volunteer work and informal learning in various sectors: cooperatives, social housing, voluntary organisations, social movements, and the labour market. Underlining all the case studies is the goal to work for social justice.

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The International Council for Adult Education - 2013 Academy, Jordan September 1st, 2013

The ICAE Academy of Lifelong Learning Advocacy (IALLA) is an international training course on advocacy that intends to give emerging leaders in the field of adult education and social movements, the opportunity to acquire the skills to advocate for the right to adult learning and education and to consolidate ICAE as a global network committed to that end. This international course was held for the first time in 2004, in Norway, and since then, a total of six editions have taken place in Africa, Europe and Latin America.

Community is the answer: Glasgow 2014 international conference: 9-11 June 2014


This is an early announcement a major event being held next year in Glasgow. The event is a collaboration organised by the International Association for Community Development (IACD), the University of Glasgow and the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council for Scotland.

This major event will explore some of the most significant local and global questions we face today in the context of the answer: community.

National Adult Education Conference Summary Report

Newbattle Abbey College hosted the National Adult Education Conference on 20 March 2013.  Eighty delegates from a wide range of settings (including Community Learning and Development (CLD), Local Authorities, Higher Education, Further Education, Trade Unions, Learners’ Groups and Adult Education Networks) gathered to discuss the current state of affairs in Adult Education in Scotland, and to create an action plan. 


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