A new book "Adult Education and Social Justice: International Perspectives" was published just before Xmas 2023 in honour of the adult educator par excellence, Professor Lalage Bown, who died just over two years ago. Edited by Maria Slowey, Heribert Hinzen, Michael Omolewa and myself, it contains contributions from many esteemed adult educators, many from the core CR&DALL team and others beyond, particularly those with connections to Africa.
This report presents research that provides an understanding of the current impact of the low levels of investment in training in the UK and, in addition, tries to quantify how many people’s potential contribution to society is being squandered as a result of not having access to regular skills development. And the inevitable impact of that on social mobility.
In this paper, we consider the roles that HEIs can have with wider society in pursuit of an agenda of social responsibility through contributing expertise to the service of communities that reflects locally defined needs and demands.
In particular, our concern will about the role played by HEIs in overcoming the refugee and migrant crisis that many countries face and contributing to development of societies capable in handling the diversities and differences in society.
We posit that there is potential for a new model of societal impact that might surface, more willing “to positively recognize diversity and help minorities maintain cultural and religious practices while integrating them into public life” (Wright & Bloemraad 2012, p. 78), as well as to foster greater social cohesion (Koopmans 2013), if these activities are strengthened as a part of institutions’ activities.
We are very pleased that the PASCAL Observatory and its Learning Cities Networks, with their European centre hosted by CR&DALL at the University of Glasgow, are partners in the 2021 Global Learning Festival being organised from 8-11 November by the cities of Wyndham and Melton in Australia. Many of the member cities of the LCN are making contributions, including Medellin, Taipei, Wolverhampton and of course Wyndham itself.
The EIS recently completed Phase One of our Scottish Government funded Anti-Poverty Professional Learning Programme for teachers. Having done so, we wish to draw your attention to our resulting report ‘Joining the Dots on Poverty: Putting Professional Learning into Action’.
Join us for the fourth of five exciting events that focus on key issues in educational research. The focus of this webinar is research at intersections between culture, literacies, inclusion, and pedagogy, notably in regions of conflict, and through a focus on the arts, children's literature, and literacies.
Please find below the latest Sustainable Futures in Africa Network Newsletter. We hope you take some time to be resourced by this and to keep resourcing it with your contributions. Our connections have never been more important! If you want to share your work with the Network, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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.
Over the past six months, qualitative researchers have had little choice but to try to change and adapt our usual methods; switching new and existing research projects to often completely different ways of working. This is particularly relevant when we consider how best to conduct and manage qualitative research on poverty during the time of COVID-19.