Folder Promoting social and economic cohesion through advanced adult education opportunities

Promoting social and economic cohesion through advanced adult education opportunities

According to the European Agenda for Adult Learning adult education shall promote equity, social cohesion and active citizenship through participation in social and cultural learning for personal development and fulfillment.

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pdf Educational strategies and counselling interventions for the parents of children and teenagers with difficulties

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Parents_Education_and_Counselling_Guide.pdf

The Grundtvig project “Educational strategies and counselling interventions for the parents of children and teenagers with difficulties: good practices” focused on helping the parents with difficulties of building their own trajectory and sustaining their children. In recent years, a challenge to the counselling profession is to develop and apply collaborative approach to solve the complex problems of the society. Parents of children and teenagers having difficulties are an example of a major societal concern requiring cooperative, professional interventions.

This guide comprises the national reports about counselling session in each country, a set of case studies about the parents having children with emotional, educational, behavioural, physical or associated difficulties, some instruments and references. This materials are meant as a support for professionals in their daily work, starting from the idea that an European experience and exchange of good practices can help them in this field to realize a better job, giving, at the same time, better results on families.

pdf Emilio Lucio-Villegas: Like a rolling stone: non-traditional spaces of adult education Popular

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In this article, I try to explore the squeezing concept of adult education that provides a kind of identity to the field characterised by vagueness, diversity and the links to social justice. This diversity is also present when talking about the participants in the process. After presenting the concept of adult education, I explore three different experiences that I have referred to as non-traditional spaces of adult education. In the conclusion, I consider that the diversity, the production of knowledge, and the role of both teacher and learners are essential to define non-traditional spaces and non-traditional participants in adult education.

European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 2016 7(1): 75-88

 

pdf One size does not fit all! New perspectives on the university in the social knowledge economy Popular

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Universities face a tension from two urgent pressures they face, firstly to demonstrate that they deliver value for society in return for public investments, and secondly to demonstrate their responsibility by introducing strategic management to demonstrate to their funders that they meet their goals.

In this special issue, we explore the ways in which these tensions play out in practice, as universities facing ‘mission overload’ in turn try to develop additional regional development missions, highlighting three findings. Firstly, there can be no one-size-fits all idea of a ‘third university mission’ alongside teaching and research because engagement is so context-dependent. Secondly, universities and regions need much better understand their own contexts to improve their performance rather than seeking simplistic best-practice third mission instruments elsewhere. Finally, higher education ministries should recognise that diversity in higher education is critical to delivering societal benefits, and uncritically believing in the power of world class universities.

Paul Benneworth, Romulo Pinheiro and Mabel Sanchez-Barrioluengo
Science and Public Policy Advance Access published June 5, 2016

pdf Promoting the policy debate on social cohesion from a comparative perspective Popular

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Social cohesion, as defined by the Directorate General of Social Cohesion of the Council of Europe, is a concept that includes values and principles which aim to ensure that all citizens, without discrimination and on an equal footing, have access to fundamental social and economic rights. Social cohesion is a flagship concept which constantly reminds us of the need to be collectively attentive to, and aware of, any kind of discrimination, inequality, marginality or exclusion.
 
This publication aims to define current practices, analyse and disseminate methods used and point out the tools and instruments which can further social cohesion.
 
Council of Europe, December 2001