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Posts in the "Community Education Network" category

Improving adult and community education for everyone

Posted on October 16, 2012

LCEN 2 - Jim Prior with members of Limerick Community Education Network - 'Being part of a national organisation has many benefits.'
Jim Prior with members of Limerick Community Education Network - 'Being part of a national organisation has many benefits.'

Jim Prior - Adult Educator, Activist and AONTAS Executive Committee Board Member explains how the organisations he is involved with have benefited from being part of AONTAS.

Why become a member of AONTAS?

Working in adult and community education can be challenging due to its low profile and uncertain funding structure. It is vital that the value of adult learning is visible and all education providers and learners unite in a common voice to ensure that both the public and the policy makers support it. For that reason the organisations, both statutory and voluntary, I am involved with are all members of AONTAS: City of Limerick VEC, Southill Family Resource Centre and Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN).

How did your organisation benefit from membership?

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Come learn, share and be a part of the first national conference about community education in Ireland.

Posted on October 18, 2011

Community education in action - Community education in action
Community education in action

What is the only form of education that gives you skills for employment, builds your confidence and creates healthy, critically thinking, active communities?Community education emerged in Ireland in the 1980's, as a response to consequences of the recession such as unemployment, addiction and disenfranchisement. Now, in the midst of another recession some thirty years later, community education is coming into its own again, providing education which is relevant, learner centred, and sowing seeds for social action.

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