This call is for article submissions for a special edition of the Studies in the Education of Adults journal on the theme of 'Lived experience, community activism and social change'.
This briefing paper highlights some of the more specific policies for the city of Medellin (Colombia) from 2004 to 2019, which contributed to reducing the rates of violence by focusing on developing community cohesion while tackling both crime and inequality. It contributes to the overall research project which seeks to create a detailed understanding of the infrastructure, engagement, resources and policies required to educationally transform a community and move towards peacebuilding.
This project will investigate how far, and in what ways, gender may have an influence in the progress of students through higher education, graduation and progression into skilled employment in the STEM sector in India and Rwanda. This is important because science has a critical role in supporting global sustainable development that will not be realised unless it makes better use of the potential skills of women and girls.
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.
From 1-4 September, The City of Melton and the City of Wyndham co-led the inaugural Global Learning Festival with over 20 other partners including the PASCAL Observatory and the Australian Learning Communities Network (ALCN) who helped bring this event to life.
UIL has just finalized and published a report, entitled ‘Embracing a culture of lifelong learning: contribution to the Futures of Education initiative’, which will we hope be of interest to subscribers and is attached. This report has been developed based on a transdisciplinary online consultation, which took place from 26 May to 12 June 2020.
The CR&DALL project, Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the role of education, culture and learning in responding to crises, is formally launched with an online event on 3 September 2020, and has produced its first Briefing Paper (featured below and attached)”.
STARTS NEXT WEEK! Festival Program of Events featured below.
Adult Learners Week is celebrated at the beginning of Spring with hundreds of events and activities promoting the benefits of learning. There are so many opportunities to learn available across Australia.
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.
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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