Adult literacy and international development
A NIACE literacy seminar exploring the role of adult literacy has in international development - building healthy communities and ending poverty - is being held in London on Wednesday 1 July.
In memoriam Jakob Horn
Dipl.-Pol. Jakob Horn
born in Bacsszentivan on 22 Oktober 1935
died in Schönram on 17 Januar 2009
Poverty Reduction through Active Adult Learning
Within the programme of the European Commission "Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development Actions in partner countries - ARMENIA" the new project "Poverty Reduction through Active Adult Learning - Pilot Project in Tavush Marz (PROACTIVE)" has been launched.
The African Platform for Adult Education launched
A new platform has been launched in March.
Intergation of disabled people
The Project "Learning Lab for Integration" deals with different aspects of integration of disabled people into society.
The New European Parliament - education as a value
Though adult education is not in the forefront of debates in the European Parliament, newly re-elected MEP, Christel Schaldemose, insists that a fight between values in this area are taking place in the committee and behind the scene: Must labour market needs define the educational sector, or is lifelong learning also about active citizenship and personal development?
Book: Everyday literacies in Africa
EVERYDAY LITERACIES IN AFRICA: ethnographic studies of literacy and numeracy practices in Ethiopia
CONFINTEA VI in December 2009
Subject: Official Communique regarding the new dates for
Measuring creativity for better education and more effective policies
An international conference, organised by the European Commission and its Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL) in Brussels on 28 and 29 May 2009, looked at whether and how creativity can be measured.
A forecast of Europeans' skills until 2020
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has presented the results of the first pan-European forecast of its kind, "Future skill supply in Europe: medium-term forecast up to 2020". The main results of the study are that the level of qualifications and skills is rising across Europe, particularly among younger people - and even more so among women. But inequalities in the level of education persist among Member States.
Teacher effectiveness hampered by lack of incentives and bad behaviour in the classroom
Three out of four teachers feel that they lack incentives to improve the quality of their teaching, while bad behaviour by students in the classroom disrupts lessons in three schools out of five, according to a new OECD report prepared with the support of the European Commission.
Challenges for equality between women and men in a time of change
The European Commission will address the issue of gender equality in a time of economic crisis during a conference in Brussels on 15 and 16 June 2009.
European Year for Volunteering 2011
22 European civil society networks welcome the European Commission´s proposal for the European Year of Volunteering 2011