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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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Learning and Living in Diverse Communities

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"Learning and Living in Diverse Communities" was the theme of the conference that took place in the House of Civic Communities in the city of Pécs, Hungary, in June 2019. It was the 11th conference which the specialized network on “Between Global and Local – Adult Learning and Communities” of the European Society on the Research for the Education of Adults (ESREA) has been organizing ever since 2006.

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ASPBAE publishes statement on COVID-19 highlighting vulnerable groups

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The COVID-19 pandemic has a strong impact on all of us in the field of education and lifelong learning. For adult learning and education and related institutional settings like Adult Education or Community Learning Centers it is extremely difficult as their transformation into the on-line and digital world of learning is not possible without respective financial backing and professional expertise. ASPBAE, the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, has just published a Statement with a situation analysis and recommendations for support.

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Learning in later life: My Taiwanese experience | By Dr Brian Findsen

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Over recent months (September 2019 to January 2020) I have been visiting Taiwan on three occasions, accompanied by my wife, Caterina. On two previous occasions (2013; 2018) I had presented at Later Life Learning conferences (Chiayi; Taipei), as a guest of the Department of Adult & Continuing Education (DACE) at the National Chung Cheng University (CCU). In September/October, October/November and January of this year, I was a visiting scholar at CCU helping with teaching, research and staff development.

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The Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN has come to an end

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The Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN – Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe – has come to an end. The project – worth EUR 2.5 million – brought together partners from nine European countries and included a self-funded partner from Australia.

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How do we approach a contemporary philosophy for adult learning in a sustainable world? Peter Kearns

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The timely and provocative articles by Shirley Walters and Han Soonghee in PIMA Bulletin No 26 raise fundamental questions about what kind of society we should aspire towards, and the role of adult learning in achieving such a society.

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APPLY NOW: Capacity Development Acceleration Fund for Sustainable Cities and Neighbourhoods - deadline 31 March, 2019

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Are you interested an early career research interested in learning more about sustainable cities and neighbourhoods?

The GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is pleased to launch a new fund, which aims to strengthen capacity of early career researchers to understand and address global challenges in fast-growing cities in developing countries.

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Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Africa and Asia (SUEUAA) - Harare, 9-10 May, 2019

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The University of Zimbabwe in association with the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) at the University of Glasgow and the PASCAL Observatory at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Glasgow invite you to a conference celebrating the role of universities in developing the infrastructure of cities through strengthening their urban engagement roles.  The conference will be held on 9/10 May 2019 at the Cresta Lodge Hotel, Harare.

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