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PIMA Bulletin No. 32 - September 2020

PIMA Bulletin No. 32 - September 2020

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‘Only connect’. Never was this injunction more fitting than today. I scan the material in this issue and realise how much each is part of an interwoven web. As Chris Brooks observes below, we see ‘how poorly policies are tied up into a coherent strategy: housing, education, skills and infrastructure are all conceived and implemented as separate and non-connected policies. If only one could find a clear beginning and untangle strands into a neat and orderly ball.  But there are too many ends and no free ends at all.

Critical Resource for Ethical International Partnerships - Sustainable Futures in Africa Network

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The Sustainable Futures in Africa Network, which is co-directed by CR&DALL Core member from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, Mia Perry, has published recently their Critical Resource for Ethical International Partnerships, which we hope will be of interest to subscribers.

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Today's Challenges: Climate Change, Inequality, Global Pandemics

Webinar

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The Co-operative College, The WEA, Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Nottingham University, the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University, and the Raymond Williams Foundation will be hosting four interactive, free online events starting this Thursday and following each Thursday after that.

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PIMA Bulletin No. 29 - March 2020

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A folksy saying favoured in my ‘other Sydney’ out West is that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This fits the mood as this Bulletin goes to press. The going always seems tough to those working in adult learning and education (ALE): poor cousin, Cinderella, little money, no recognition, left out of the global planning of MDGs and all but out of the SDGs, and so on.

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia. This will be led by a panel of Australian adult educators, scholars, and activists – Jenny Macaffer, Jim Falk and Robbie Guevara. 

'Thought pieces' recently published in Bulletin No. 29 by Jim and Jenny will form a starting point for discussion.  

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How do we approach a contemporary philosophy for adult learning in a sustainable world? Peter Kearns

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The timely and provocative articles by Shirley Walters and Han Soonghee in PIMA Bulletin No 26 raise fundamental questions about what kind of society we should aspire towards, and the role of adult learning in achieving such a society.

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Sustainable Futures in Africa Press / Publications update

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I'm pleased to let you know about a number of publications and press features relating to the Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) network, an interdisciplinary collective that brings together researchers, educators, and communities of practice that acknowledge the situated and complex nature of practices and conceptions of sustainability. The Network aims to build understanding, research, and practice in socio-ecological sustainability in Africa.

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Mia Perry on international development: The Scotsman newspaper, April 5, 2018

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In an article published on Thursday April 5, 2018 in The Scotsman newspaper, CR&DALL core member, Dr Mia Perry, calls for "decisive changes to the way we collaborate...substantial resources will continue to be spent at a rapid rate; but the trajectory of change and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 50 years".

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