Social Cohesion and Inclusion

The International Council for Adult Education - 2013 Academy, Jordan September 1st, 2013

The ICAE Academy of Lifelong Learning Advocacy (IALLA) is an international training course on advocacy that intends to give emerging leaders in the field of adult education and social movements, the opportunity to acquire the skills to advocate for the right to adult learning and education and to consolidate ICAE as a global network committed to that end. This international course was held for the first time in 2004, in Norway, and since then, a total of six editions have taken place in Africa, Europe and Latin America.

RELA - Calls for Papers

Please find attached two call for papers for RELA (The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults). The first is a CFP for a thematic issue on migration and the education and learning of adults; deadline of submission is October 15. The second is an open call for papers; deadline: anytime.

I'm also happy to tell you that the number of unique visitors to the RELA webpage is constantly increasing soon reaching 2000 unique visitors/month. 

Best wishes

Andreas Fejes

Community-based Adult Education - "Tales from the Field"

This one-day participative event is presented by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Warwick. The aim is to generate discussion and debate on the key and important issue of community engagement and community-based adult education from a comparative perspective by drawing on theory and practice from Scotland, Canada and England.

Global Report on Adult Learning and Education - 15 May 2013

In this research seminar, Arne Carlsen will present the Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE I),  the first report of its kind. GRALE I draws on 154 national reports which were submitted by UNESCO member states to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), on the state of adult learning and education. He will also comment on GRALE II, which is expected to be published in the coming months, and which will report on progress in the field of adult education since 2009.

Conference: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy - 1st Call for proposals

The ESREA Network in Policy Studies on Adult Education is happy to announce its II Conference: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives. The Conference will be hosted at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark on 18-20 June 2014. Scholars from all countries are invited to submit proposals. Proposals may relate to any part of the world, and to any topic related to policy in adult education and lifelong learning. The following themes are intended to inspire, rather than to set boundaries.

Adult learning in a distance education context: theoretical and methodological challenges

The seminar reports the findings of a recent research study aspiring  to unveil and illuminate some of the adult learning processes as well as the ‘fine-grained’ processes that are at work during the organization and delivery of the courses at the Open University, with the aim to underline the factors influencing these processes.  It has as its main units of analysis adult learners’ and their educators’ experiences and perceptions of adult learning in a distance education context and rests profoundly on a research framework that views certain programme elements as being vital in unveiling t


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