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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Compass/ NUT Education Enquiry: another opportunity to make RaPAL’s views felt

The Compass/ NUT Education Inquiry, established in 2013, is progressing at speed now. The most recent draft interim report Education for the 21st Century sets out the values and philosophy, along with some proposals. The full Interim Report will be published in May. The Inquiry remit will include a ‘fifth dimension’ focused on lifelong learning …

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RaPAL Looks Wider

We are delighted to announce that RaPAL will be part of the newly formed European Network of National Literacy Organisations (ELINET).  This umbrella organisation has been formed following recommendations in the 2012 Report of the European High Level Expert Group on Literacy (EHLG) and aims to gather evidence on literacies policies; facilitate the exchange of expertise and …

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BERA Vocational Education and Training: Policy, Pedagogy and Research

It’s been a busy few days bunched up. Last Monday, Sai Loo and Bronwen Maxwell, Co-convenors for BERA’s Post-Compulsory Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) arranged a somewhat intense day of intellectual input to celebrate BERA (British Educational Research Association)‘s 40th Anniversary. Professor Ken Spours launched the day contending the necessity of a realignment between …

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BALID’s International Advocacy on Literacy in Development: Challenges and Opportunities

ILD 14 Was lucky to get to BALID (British Association for Literacy in Development)‘s talk on International Advocacy on Literacy in Development: Challenges and Opportunities last Monday evening. David Archer, Head of Programme Development at ActionAid is a key advocate for literacy in development. He noted that adult literacy, and women’s in particular, is the …

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