The Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (JACE), now published by the Manchester University Press, is essential reading for keeping in touch with the field of post-compulsory education. Published twice a year, it provides a forum for rigorous theoretical and practical work in the broad fields of lifelong learning and adult, community and continuing education.
More than half the population of the world is now living in urban habitats. Asia is the fastest growing region in urbanization with inequalities, poverty, insecurity and exclusion amidst abundance and prosperity. In the past decade, nearly half a billion Asians have moved to urban habitations, and the trend continues. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have historically been recognised to serve public goods, with unique social responsibilities in producing knowledge for societal development.
Despite demanding weather and travel conditions in Scotland, we were delighted to have been able to run the second EcCoWell conference successfully in Glasgow on 5 December.
A full report, all presentations and some videos of the event will be published in due course. See below for attachments of those we have received to date.
ESREA Network on Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Development
CALL FOR PAPERS - Local Change, Social Actions and Adult Learning: Challenges and Responses
27, 27 and 28 of June 2014, Institute of Education, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Full details featured below and attached...
We are pleased to inform you that we now have 25 courses (short and long term) for offering in an online and distant mode of learning. Please find belwo further information about our new courses, offered through PRIA’s International Academy. Do forward this information to friends, colleagues and others in order that we may be able to reach out to potential learners from across the globe.
This week sees the publication of The Red Paper on Scotland 2014: Class, Nation and Socialism and follows on from two previous Red Papers (1975 The Red Paper on Scotland; 2006 The Red Paper 30 years on).
This has already gained some advanced publicity in the Glasgow Herald
As the rest of the world struggles with high unemployment in the wake of the Global Financial Crises, Australia faces the problem of skills shortages. This is in part fuelled by China¹s increasing appetite for Australia's natural resources. Prosperity in Australia has brought its own problems and successive governments have reduced funding for adult education. Skills shortages have created a "moral panic" that dismisses learning that doesn't fill a specific skills shortage as unworthy of support.
The future of adult and community learning
A seminar presented by His Excellency Professor Ivan Grdešić, the Republic of Croatia's ambassador to the UK.
MONDAY 16th of SEPTEMBER, 2013 at 14.30 in Seminar Room 1 (Sir Hugh Fraser), Wolfson Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow. See the attached flyer for full details.
Given the high turnout anticipated, we must stress that intending participants MUST reserve a place by e-mailing [email protected]
"Educational attainment and inequality in Scotland:
How does Scotland compare with the rest of the UK?"
Date: Wednesday 28th August 2013
Venue: G.21 Paterson’s Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh