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ALA webinar: Adult learning, crises and the ‘new’ normal

We, as adult educators, responded to the multiple crises we faced. We, as adult educators, identified the crises as an opportunity to advance our own work. And now… how do we harvest the fruits of these crises and make our

Literacy is an investment in the future: Our letter to the PM

Literacy is an investment in the future. Addressing literacy inequality will ensure a fairer and more productive Australia post COVID-19. Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) have called on the federal government to establish

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Assoc. Professor Annette Foley (ALA President) explores the benefits of adult learning in a post-COVID19 environment. Professor Shirley Walters (PIMA President) provides some perspective on how the COVID pandemic exacerbates inequality in our societies. Professor Stephen Billet explores the role

ALA Submission to Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 Australia, along with the rest of the world, has been totally disrupted by COVID-19. People are affected in their daily lives and afraid of the consequences for their health, education, jobs and well-being, for their families and

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

Volume 60, Number 1, April 2020 An age of endarkenment? Can adult education still make a difference? Tony Brown A vocational stream for social care workers: A case study Sally Thompson Transformative learning through mindfulness: Exploring the mechanism of change

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