ALP started as an Adult Education and Community Development Project in September 1979. A local group of women, with the help of the Community Education workers, had applied for the funding following a successful pilot in the community.
This international conference will bring together adult learners, tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along with strategic partners, towards the achievement of SDG 4. The theme of the conference is “Enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in literacy and lifelong learning”.
Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated at the beginning of Spring with hundreds of events and activities promoting the benefits of learning. There are so many opportunities to learn available across Australia.
Adult Learners’ Week is a UNESCO initiative supported in Australia by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and coordinated by Adult Learning Australia. Adult Learners’ Week runs from 1–8 September and incorporates International Literacy Day, which is celebrated annually on September 8.
After a fascinating seminar about The Philippines last Monday - ‘Taking hold’ and ‘losing grip’ of bureaucratic literacies: Insights from local volunteering in the Philippines - our BALID Informal Literacy Discussions (ILDs) programme moves to Mexico, when Lorena Sanchez Tyson of UCL Institute of Education leads a discussion on Bilingual Literacy for Life: an indigenous language literacy programme in Mexico.
We are very happy to announce the Winter School 2020 on International and Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, to take place from 3-14 February 2020 at University of Würzburg in Germany. A poster and programme are featured below and attached.