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Sherwan Ameen, University of Glasgow Master’s in Teaching Adults alumnus imprisoned without trial in Iraq

Sherwan Ameen arrested in Iraq

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Sherwan's predicament is part of what has been described by Amnesty International as human rights abuse in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to investigations by Amnesty International, ‘In mid-August 2020, widespread protests erupted in the KR-I, mainly in Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Erbil, demanding an end to corruption, better public services, and the payment of overdue salaries of government employees'.

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Adult Education in Global Times: An International Research Conference (AEGT2021)

Adult Education in Global Times: An International Research Conference (AEGT2021)

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The Adult Education in Global Times conference will take place 3-6 June 2021. Originally scheduled for June 2020 at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, the event will now happen online. The conference hosts presentations from active adult education scholars across the world including a number of researchers from CR&DALL.

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Changing Campus Cultures to Support Mental Health

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Rising rates of mental health problems in U.S. college students require a new response, report says.

The pandemic upended the lives of the nation’s nearly 20 million college and university students sending many away from campus, taking away usual sources of social connection, and amplifying financial stress and fears about the future.

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Raymond Williams Memorial Lecture & ‘useful education’: a critique and a celebration

Raymond Williams Memorial Lecture & ‘useful education’: a critique and a celebration

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Here is a recording of the annual Raymond Williams lecture which I think you will find thought-provoking. It also explores the differences in approach to lifelong learning between England, Scotland, and Wales which may be of interest.

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House of Commons "plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution"

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This report was released on 20th December with hardly any publicity but I think it’s very important.  A copy is featured below and the link is at the House of Commons website.

Although it only applies to England I think its findings and recommendations will be of interest to the whole adult learning community.

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School of Education 2021 Webinar Series – Celebrating Social Justice Research in Education

Celebrating Social Justice Research in Education

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The School of Education at the University of Glasgow, in conjunction with the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, and the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Education through Languages and the Arts invites you to our Webinar Series 2021.

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Education and Employers Research - Special Announcement

Education and Employers Research - Special Announcement

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Online research library marks its tenth anniversary

The online library provides a comprehensive repository of different and effective approaches to employer engagement and career education. It brings together the latest thinking with selected research published over the past 40 years.

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