This is the monthly e-Bulletin from FACE (the Forum for Access and Continuing Education), offered to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and others with an interest in access, widening participation and lifelong learning. In this month's issue PASCAL Director and FACE Executive Member Michael Osborne provides an update on the highly impactful work he and others are doing on Learning Cities.
The kick-off meeting for The Equality Project: Starting From Home (TEP) took place in Nairobi, Kenya between the 16th and 19th October. This project brings together partner researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathmore, Dar es Salaam, and Botswana as well as local NGOs to pilot a new programme of workshops exploring gender equality at a household level by engaging with both men and women.
The Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment has been instituted to honour Dr. Farrell and her ideals. Launched in October 2016, it is a first-of-its-kind initiative to discover, recognise and honour mid-career individuals and committed institutions, which have made valuable contributions in the areas of women’s empowerment, gender equality or feminism in everyday life.
Since June 2019, Professor Ellen Boeren has been one of three editors of Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ). The other two editors are Dr Liz Roumell from Texas A&M and Dr Kevin Roessger from the Univerity of Arkansas. The team is being supported by administrator Daniel Parker – a doctoral student at Arkansas – and book editor John Holst from Penn State University. AEQ is a longstanding internationally peer-reviewed journal in the field of adult education. The journal accepts empirical and theoretical contributions to the field of adult and continuing education in its broadest sense. AEQ is published by SAGE and the current issue, together with archived issues, can be found online.