I would like to thank all of our subscribers for their support for CR&DALL during the last year and hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Holiday break. If you follow our Digest newsletters you will see that it was a busy year with some very notable successes that we hope will enhance the quality of research in adult education and improve opportunities for adults and their teachers.
Notable has been the award within the Erasmus Mundus programme for a new Masters in Adult Education for Social Change led by my colleague Dr Bonnie Slade, and a Horizon 2020 project led in Glasgow by another colleague Dr Oscar Valiente from the Robert Owen Centre concerned with policies supporting young adults in their life course, and also involving his ROC colleagues and CR&DALL member, Dr Lesley Doyle.
You will also see shortly that Oscar together with Professor Andy Furlong of ROC will be leading a collaborative project with Chilean colleagues funded by the UK ESRC and its Chilean counterpart also on young people's transition. There has been much more, and there is much more to come. This includes a series of events related to community development to be offered in the New Year, details of which are below and attached.
Happy New Year for 2016!
Professor Michael Osborne
Director of Research and Chair of Adult and Lifelong Learning
School of Education
University of Glasgow
CR&DALL Seminars in Community Development – Spring 2016
All events will be held at the St Andrews Building, School of Education, 11 Eldon St., Glasgow G3 6NH unless otherwise indicated in further emails.
Asset Based Community Development and Community Driven Change
Thursday 10th March 1400-1700
Cormac Russell, Northwestern University, Chicago
Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.
Where Now For Youth and Community Work
Friday 11th March, 0930-1630
This is a UK and Ireland consultation on the future shape of Youth and Community Work education, practice and sector development being run in collaboration with TAG, the professional association of lecturers in youth and community work.
Running effective community organisations
Wednesday 11th May 10.00 - 1600
Kay Polley, Lead Organiser for Together Creating Communities.
Together Creating Communities is the longest running community organisation in the UK. The focus of the workshop is the practicalities of running effective community organisations in the UK context
Innovative community development practice in South Africa and Uganda
Tuesday 24th May 12.30 -2.00
Peter Westoby, University of Queensland
Peter Westoby, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland is a Community Development academic who has extensive experience in Africa and will explore innovative practice in South Africa and Uganda.
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