Low-skilled and low-paid adults are providing essential services and known as key workers during the current pandemic. Will they have better chances for personal and career-related development in the future?, asks the University of Glasgow's Professor Ellen Boeren from the UK.
We live in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has shut down large sectors of the economy, as well as entire education systems. Estimates from UNESCO show that around 90% of the world’s students are currently out of school. Like many of you, we are working from home, drafting this editorial from our home offices under shelter-in-place orders.
The School of Education, College of Social Sciences, is a large and dynamic unit that brings together researchers with expertise across all sectors of education: formal and non-formal, pre-school through to higher, adult, and community education. The School is currently ranked 1st in the UK for Education in the Complete University Guide (2019 and 2020). It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD courses and hosts the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC); the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) and the St. Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education.
The COVID-19 pandemic is shaping our lives in many ways. This includes our private situation as well as our engagement as adult educators around the globe. We as DVV International feel that in this situation there is a growing need for communication and exchange. Recognizing this, we decided to start a serious of Video Podcasts with adult educators from various regions and sectors.
The Sustainable Futures in Africa Network, which is co-directed by CR&DALL Core member from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, Mia Perry, has published recently their Critical Resource for Ethical International Partnerships, which we hope will be of interest to subscribers.