Learners first in Holland
"Our students are unique", Joke states enthusiastically. She has been working for over 15 years as teacher and counsellor to adult education students at the ROC (Regional Education Centre) in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. "For every new student, the challenge is to face a new round in learning."
Knowledge at the heart of economic recovery
The key role of education and training in the recovery of Europe's economy was the main subject on the education ministers' agenda on 15 February. They discussed the importance of learning in the context of the proposal for the new 'EU 2020 strategy' to be adopted at the Spring summit in March.
Publication: Languages for social cohesion: Language education in a multilingual and multicultural Europe
The "Languages for social cohesion" programme (2004-2007) involved approximately 4500 language professionals from Europe and beyond. This publication focuses on key developments in language education promoted through the work of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML).
Educators: Need inspiration?
The web is brim-full of inspirational content. Some is well worth a few minutes of your facetime, some are definitely not.
Denmark: Sustainable development in adult education
A new inspiration paper aims at helping general adult education in Denmark to integrate sustainable development into different subjects.
Ireland: Teaching Adults : Profession or Vocation
A strong belief in the right of adults to learn has sustained the adult and community education sector in Ireland through many years of sparse funding as well as lack of recognition and support. But at the end of the day the quality of the service provided to adult learners is inextricably linked to the professional development of adult educators.
What do European employers expect? Career entry of university graduates into adult education
How can people enter the job sector of adult education, particularly graduates who have studied educational science, sociology and psychology? What do employers from adult education expect from them? The article presents the results of the EU project L@jost, which carried out a transnational analysis with seven partners from six EU states.
Formal, non-formal and informal learning: The case of literacy, essential skills, and language learning in Canada
A new research report is just out detailing the current status of literacy, essential skills and language learning in Canada
Participation through volunteering
EU Conference "participation through volunteering" December 16 2009
Conclusions of the panel debate
Odile Quintin: We need to move beyond rhetoric to genuine lifelong learning
Odile Quintin, Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, European Commission, concluding speech at the Grundtvig 10th anniversary conference 26-28 January, Brussels
EAEA responds to the EU2020 paper
The suggested EU strategy outline for the coming decade has been on a wide round of consultation. EAEA has contributed its statement on the paper.