We recommend the latest issue of the DVV International Newsletter, the contents of which are found through the links found below. A number of the pieces in the newsletter relate to follow-up from the recent UNESCO CONFINTEA VII held in Morocco in June 2022. The Marrakech Framework for Action, Harnessing the transformational power of Adult Learning and Education, that emanated from the conference is attached for convenience.
An international conference took place in Chisinau, Moldova on 9-10 November 2022 on the role of ALE in the development of local communities with extensive participation from Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo and the Ukraine. It was part of the DVV International Regional Project for Eastern Neighbours and jointly organized with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). In addition to the countries mentioned above there were interesting case studies also from Germany, Greece and Sweden as well as the European Training Foundation (ETF).
The October BALID Informal Literacy Discussion will be led by Professor Gordon O. Ade-Ojo, Professor of Language and Literacy Policy in Lifelong Learning in the Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich. This will be a hybrid event with both in-person and online attendance options.
Within this field of inquiry and practice, CR&DALL in partnership with the Sustainable Futures Global Network and the School of Education at the University of Glasgow are taking forward a number of interrelated research and innovation initiatives. These include:
- A forthcoming book: When words are not enough: Toward a pluriversal literacies education that sustains us (Perry, M. forthcoming, Routledge);
- A research project Renewing Literacies Education for Sustainable and Equitable Futures;
- The establishment of a Global Literacies Hub hosted as part of the Sustainable Futures Global Network.
This Briefing Paper introduces these initiatives.
Adult Learning Australia invites you to celebrate adults who have connected with learning and changed their lives at the Adult Learners Week 2022 launch on 1 September.
We're almost a quarter of the way towards reaching our goal with just 3 days to go! We've teamed up with EthicalJobs.com.au for our Footpath Literacy fundraiser and they will match every dollar we raise.
Imagine if you couldn’t read for pleasure. Or fill out a form, understand a text message, or follow the directions on a medicine bottle.
The British Association of Literacy in Development (BALID) is a vibrant community of people who are passionate about literacy. BALID is a UK-based NGO operating as a voluntary/ community organisation under UK law promoting adult, family and community literacy and numeracy as a basic human right, in the context of international development.
Many will have met Alan in person, and many more through his extensive writing. For several decades he was a key figure globally on issues related to literacy and non-formal education, lifelong learning and adult education and their relationship to transformation and development.