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A World worth living in : ICAE VIII World Assembly Malmo Sweden, 14-17 JUNE 2011

Posted on June 21, 2011

An Assembly worth going to?

The eighth world assembly which provided a forum for over 700 adult educators from over 80 countries around the globe is an event which has huge potential to influence the status of adult learning at a global level and promote its key role in the development of a sustainable world; a world worth living in. The impeccable organisation by the Swedish partners ensured that participants were able to integrate and network, as well as learn about the concept of folkbildning, a learner centred process of adult education used by the Nordic Countries. Camilla Croso as conference rapporteur has put together a summary that provides an excellent background and context for the conference.

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New European study gives vocational education and training some credit

Posted on June 13, 2011

445O0976 - Natasha Bailey, Researcher, Seamus Hempenstall, Further Education Section of DES and Martha Bolger, CEFA at the launch of 'More than Just a Course' during the Adult Learners' Festival 2011.
Natasha Bailey, Researcher, Seamus Hempenstall, Further Education Section of DES and Martha Bolger, CEFA at the launch of 'More than Just a Course' during the Adult Learners' Festival 2011.

Some interesting European research came out last week about the benefits of vocational education and training.


The economic return on investment in education is the case continually put forward by different sections within education - whether it is the link between third level education and economic competitiveness, or the long term savings to public services such as health and social welfare. The American academic James Heckman has argued that investment in early childhood education reaps huge economic rewards based on his studies in the States.

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Permanent link | Comments | Categories: Vocational Education and TrainingCommunity educationResearch on Adult Education

Springboard – Skills for Today

Posted on May 26, 2011

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Hot on the heels of the Jobs Initiative comes 'Springboard' a new initiative which will make almost 6000 higher education places available, from certificate level right through to masters degree to people who are unemployed. Wednesdays Irish Independent includes a comprehensive supplement which explains all of the detail, what courses are available and what the application process involves. If you didn't manage to get a copy, you can have a look at what's available on Bluebrick.

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Permanent link | Comments | Categories: Higher EducationLabour Market Activation

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