Community Development

Community Engagement: Community-based Adult Education – Tales from the Field

This one-day participative event is presented by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Warwick. The aim is to generate discussion and debate on the key and important issue of community engagement and community-based adult education from a comparative perspective by drawing on theory and practice from Scotland, Canada and England.

The day will focus on three main areas of discussion:

Building Lifelong Learning in conditions of closure and siege

Professor Elaydi will outline the specific conditions of Gaza, which are unique. Gaza is already a learning society with a range of formal provision in family and kindergarten projects, NGOs, schools and universities. Informal provision includes unions, religious institutions and local government learning centers. Yet the learning resources are grossly over stretched. Gaza has a dense population and few natural resources, outside of the people of Gaza who attend 27 institutions of Higher Education.

Exploring Community and the State

In the UK the agency Locality is hosting a debate on exploring a possible new deal between community and the state. Locality describe this event as:

How should we respond to austerity policies? Shout from the sidelines, stand by as services are dismantled or look for more positive and more fundamental alternatives?

At this event, we will discuss how we can ‘build possibility’ by changing the relationship between the state, community and individual citizens - by shifting power and mobilizing the many.

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International Association for Community Development

The International Association for Community Development (IACD) is a global network of community activists, professional development workers and academics.

IACD and CRADALL have functional links through the work of Rod Purcell and Dave Beck. Both Rod and Dave are CRADALL Affiliates and staff members of the University of Glasgow as well as being board members of IACD. In June 2014 the IACD international conference will be in Glasgow and hosted by the University. More details will be given in a future post.

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FACE 2011 Annual Conference - Final programme and directions

Attached is the final programme for the Conference. This is provided for advance information as a paper copy will be inserted in each delegate pack.

Also attached are a  map of central Glasgow - showing the Conference venue marked on the corner of Gibson St and Kelvin Way - and the detailed map (already distributed) of the venue street itself. Again, these will be provided in the Conference pack  but those registering recently may find them useful in arriving on Wednesday.

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