The value of higher education (HE) is in question (Dollinger, 2018). The rigid and archaic structure of the system is outdated, and so too is the tenure process (Stromquist, 2017). Adjunct faculty are the majority (American Association of University Professors, 2018), yet their needs are not prioritized (Bickerstaff & Chavarin, 2018).
We are happy to announce the opening of the call for papers for a panel “Adult learning and education for a socially just society: appraising policy and practice” hosted within the 3rd Scuola Democratica Conference to be held in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) in June 3-4-5-6, 2024. The purpose of this panel is to encourage debate and progress on researching how adult education policy and learning practices at local, national and international levels contribute to, or hamper, the development of a more socially just society.
Like most people in my country and many beyond, especially in the education research and sociology fields, I was shocked by Ronald G. Sultana’s sudden demise at 65. I am still reeling from the phone call I received on the morning of November 24 from a mutual friend and once collaborator of Ronald’s, informing me of his death.
Throughout Islamic history, various cities have served as flourishing centres of learning, contributing significantly to intellectual, scientific, and cultural advancements. While the historical periods of peak intellectual activity may have passed and traditional centres of Islamic learning faced challenges and declines, efforts are ongoing to revitalize and preserve the rich intellectual heritage of these cities.
The next and 3rd Leverhulme Lecture from Professor Nematollah Azizi, University of Kurdistan, Iran and Visiting Leverhulme Professor at the University of Glasgow, entitled, A Reflection on the Philosophical Foundation of Islamic Leadership will be held on Tuesday, 5th December 2023, at 7.00 pm at the Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby. Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB, UK.