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COVID-19 and the Geography of Vulnerability

COVID-19 and the Geography of Vulnerability

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The year 2020 is illuminating important differences in the geography of vulnerability. People across the United States have had vastly different experiences of COVID-19 and the many societal stresses exacerbated by or directly resulting from the pandemic. Geographers have the capacity to integrate local and population-scale research, yet examples of this type of integration are rare among studies of vulnerability.

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Ready to Register For the Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Course?

Ready to Register For the Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Course?

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How can we measure development? Recent years have witnessed concerns regarding effective management and results-oriented approach to development projects and programmes. The discourse has gained further momentum with the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Targets and Indicators. The quest for the impact of development interventions has been intensified as the message “Leaving No One Behind” gets loud and clear.

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Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the role of education, culture and learning in responding to crises

This project funded within by the British Academy through the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy via the Global Challenges Research Fund from March 2020 to December 2021 seeks to create a detailed understanding of the infrastructure, engagement, resources and policies required to educationally transform a community in order to contribute to reducing the negative impacts of drug-related violence and crime.

SCUTREA Online Research Seminar: Adult education and community activism, 15 July, 10-11.30am

SCUTREA Online Research Seminar: Adult education and community activism, 15 July, 10-11.30am

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For practitioners and researchers in the field of adult education in the UK it seems we are operating in the ruins of a once well recognised and funded terrain. Over the past two decades, the closure of Centres of Lifelong Learning in universities predominately across England and Wales; the eradication of funding and adult education programmes in FE; and the closure of local government provision has resulted in what feels like the extinction of adult education.

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AAACE 2020 Annual Conference - Registration Now Open

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The current state of social engagement, public and private, in our society, requires urgent attention. An observation of the discourse around us results in three apparent issues. First, it is easy to see our dialogue as divisive wherein the voicing of personal opinions is seen as an attack rather than an opportunity for debate or dialogue. Second, the expression of differing values creates enemies of the “right” and “wrong” person rather than opportunities for mutual respect. Third, and perhaps the most important, is the general lack of discourse itself.

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UNESCO RILA Spring/Summer 2020 News & Events

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To lighten your mood during these uncertain times, we bring you an overview of goodness. In this newsletter you'll find inspiring individuals, tips to beat the lockdown blues, poetry, intellectual entertainment and important dates for your diary. For once we're grateful for global warming, as the sun in Glasgow is definitely keeping us afloat. Hope you are all well in your part of the world,

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COVID-19 and the Future of Adult Education: An AEQ Editorial

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We live in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has shut down large sectors of the economy, as well as entire education systems. Estimates from UNESCO show that around 90% of the world’s students are currently out of school. Like many of you, we are working from home, drafting this editorial from our home offices under shelter-in-place orders.

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Crisis Response – The role of German Adult Learning and Education in coping with the Corona pandemic

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The work of the German Volkshochschulen as adult education centers suffers from the Corona pandemic. Most centers are closed, and to turn around and have all the face-to-face courses on-line in a short time is not possible. However, the number of on-line courses like for languages is growing.

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