Using ICT in Southern Africa
The second issue of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is now online.
Learners stories published
NIACE and UIE has recently published a collection of learners stories entitled I did it my way. 28 adult learners from 14 countries tell their stories.
Database for language courses at European universities
This database, devel oped by the German Academic Exchange Service, offers you an opportunity to search for all sorts of language courses at European universities.
Equality and non-discrimination - Annual Report 2005
The 2005 Annual Report on Equality and Discrimination is now available for download in English, French and German (with all other languages to follow).
Cohesion policy - Commission releases its Strategic guidelines for 2007-2013
The European Commission released a Communication on the Community Strategic Guidelines on economic, social and territorial cohesion.
Course: Citizenship Education
9th - 13th October 2005
Stephansstift, Hanover, Germany
This seminar explore s the notion of citizenship education as it is discussed in the European Union and around the world. Citizenship education as education for democracy plays a vital role in the development of European unity, mutual understanding and building a "European" identity among its people.
EAEA News syndicated
RSS newsreaders have become increasingly popular, and of course we do not want to deprive the adult education community of the possibility to live with the times. As of Aug 11, 2005 you can subscribe to EAEA news as a RSS feed.
Quality Assurance in HE
Following the Bergen meeting, the E4, composed of EUA, ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) and ESIB (National Unions of Students in Europe), met in Copenhagen on 22 June 2005.
Adult Education and migrants
If you are working with migrant students the IMES project "New educational methods for an integration of migrants in the European Society" might provide you with useful resources.
Designing the just learning society
‘Learning is not an essentially good thing´; ‘power and money distort learning in civil society´; ‘the emergence of a knowledge or learning society cannot be accepted as either new or good´; and ‘learning is harnessed in the modern world to the money-code and channels human energies and capacities in destructive directions´, are all ideas discussed in a new book, Designing The Just Learning Society: A Critical Inquiry.
European Master in Adult Education
Development of an English-language European Master´s degree in Adult Education (EMAE) within a network European partner universities
Workshop: Emotional Intelligence
One of the thematic sessions of the 3rd World Environmental Education Congress (2-6 October, in Torino, Italy) will be devoted to emotional intelligence, or rather the possibility of conveying concepts and experiences through unconventional teaching methods like theater, game playing, direct contact with nature and the creative workshop.
Book: Museums, Libraries and Cultural Heritage
Democratising Culture, Creating Knowledge and Building Bridges
Commission again tries to kick-start Lisbon 2010
In yet another reformulation of Lisbon2010, the European Commission has tabled a plan of EU measures to try and boost growth and create more jobs by promoting knowledge and innovation and making Europe an attractive place to invest and work.
Unesco regional meeting on Literacy
About 150 participants from 38 countries attended the European Regional Meeting on Literacy held 2-5 April, 2005 in Lyon, France in the framework of the UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012).
Every adult in Scotland to get £100 for computer training
Here are some good news that sets an example for countries in Europe. Every adult in Scotland will be offered up to £100 to improve their computer skills, it was announced today. The initiative is part of the Scottish Executive's Individual Learning Account Scotland scheme which offers low-income learners up to £200 a year to pay for courses to help them get back into work.
UK report push for more EU support to Grundtvig
A welcome show of support for the lifelong learning community in Europe came in a report published earlier this spring in the UK. Sadly the UK presidency fails to take appropriate action.
Can ICT help to improve social conditions in the world?
The elearningeuropa.info portal proposes a debate on the contribution that ICT can make to fulfilling the objectives established in the Millennium Declaration. The United Nations Summit that begins in New York on September 14 this year will evaluate the progress made towards meeting these goals.
EAEA General Assembly 2005
First announcement: Conference on "Valuing Learning", the GRUNDTVIG Award Ceremony and the EAEA General Assembly 2005 18 - 20 November 2005, Lillehammer, Norway
UK EU presidency priorities
UK has the presidency of EU from July 1 to Dec 31. As can be seen from the list below adult education is sparsely mentioned in the priority list.
OECD Education Policy Analysis 2004
Education Policy Analysis provides an opportunity to reflect on, and learn from international experience. The 2004 edition contains state-of-the-art reviews of policy issues and international developments in the role of non-university institutions in widening access to tertiary education and in making it more diverse and relevant; how countries can gain educational returns from their investments in educational ICT; the challenges that lifelong learning poses for schools; and how tax policies can help to foster lifelong learning.
Tender: Evaluation of "Learning Regions"- initiative
Public open tender no. EAC/27/05
Ex post evaluation of the ‘R3L´ initiative: European networks to promote the local and regional dimension of lifelong learning
Citizen Learner Conference in Ireland
A brief report on the Citizen Learner conference, which was organised by AONTAS, the Irish National Association of Adult Education, to mark the European Year of Citizenship Through Education.
2007 is the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All
The European Commission has designated 2007 as 'European Year of Equal Opportunities for All' as part of a concerted effort to promote equality and non-discrimination in the EU.
Managing quality in adult education
This Leonardo project is aimed at developing a European framework for quality management systems for small size adult education provider organisations and enterprises.