EAEA News 2008-10-03
A Movement Is Born
On Tuesday 30th September 2008 nearly 200 people came together in London to launch the Campaign Alliance for Lifelong Learning (CALL).
Representatives from organisations as diverse as the National Union of Students, Unison, the Mary Ward Centre, the WEA, the National Pensioners´ Convention, University and College Union, the Association of Colleges and NIACE spoke in support of CALL and its six founding principles.
CALL believes our education system should provide:
- equality of access to high quality education for all learners (regardless of: class, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, asylum status or employment status), including a statutory right to learning in the workplace
- universal access to basic skills, ESOL and ICT courses and a first level three qualification regardless of age
- learner, teacher and community involvement in all levels of decision-making about their learning wherever it takes place
- learning for personal wellbeing and development and the maintenance of local authority adult education
- a path out of poverty and disadvantage including widening participation in higher education and the provision of a second chance later in life
- a stable, motivated and rewarded workforce of professional practitioners.