Economic Development

Modern Adult Education and Politics- ESRALE Course of Lectures, Fourth Session

This is an online event

The relation between modern adult education and politics has been a key research focus over the past four decades. This lecture discusses major topics such as: the institutionalisation of modern adult education as political history; the role of the democratic state in the development of adult learning and education; the relation between adult education and democracy;

The Call for Papers is now open for SCUTREA's 2016 Conference, 'Adult Education in Austere Times'

We're delighted to let you know that the Call for Papers is now open for SCUTREA's 2016 Conference, 'Adult Education in Austere Times', which is being organised in collaboration with the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester. The conference will take place at the University of Leicester's College Court Conference Centre from Tuesday 5th until Thursday 7th July 2016.

CR&DALL Themes: 

RELA Thematic issue: Social economy as an alternative to capitalism – Learning solidarity and autonomy - Submission deadline: 31 December 2015

The label of social economy is broad, encompassing a range of economic activities and organisations which share the attribute of NOT being driven for profit; thus social economy can be seen as an important alternative to modern capitalist production.

RELA Thematic issue: Marketization and commodification of adult education - Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015

Marketization of education is a global phenomenon (Ball, 2007; Burch, 2009) and has also gained increased research interest during the last three decades, not least in terms of research on school choice and its consequences (Lundahl et al., 2014).

Glasgow - the Nurturing City

We hear of a lot of city titles, and CR&DALL susbcribers may be interested in one of the titles used here in Glasgow - the Nurturing City. I attach my own report to the city's Children and Families Policy Development Committee, and a report of research undertaken by the University of Stirling. I look forward to your comments.

Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education, Glasgow City Council

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