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ALA summit: Towards a national lifelong learning policy for Australia

From ideal to real The aim of our Summit was to put lifelong learning centre stage by bringing together leaders from across adult education, community, social services, government and business to build a vision for lifelong learning in Australia. Download

New head for International Council for Adult Education

Activist for Indigenous adult education, Associate Professor Sandy Morrison of Waikato University New Zealand has been elected head of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE). When she was a girl Sandy Morrison didn’t enjoy singing and performing on stage

Media release: Adult Learning Australia congratulates the new leader of The Nationals

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education (ACE), congratulates the new Leader of The Nationals, the Hon Michael McCormack. Rural and regional Australians experience significant disadvantage when it comes to access to jobs and education.

Media release and submission: ALA welcomes Labor’s shake-up of post-school education

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education (ACE), welcomes Labor’s commitment to an inquiry into Australia’s post-school education system, and the acknowledgement that the status quo is not working. “This has been a long time

ALA’s 2018-2019 pre budget submission

Adult Learning Australia submitted to the Australian Government’s 2018–19 Budget through the pre-Budget submission process. This submission took into account ALA’s policies and the information we gathered from our members through member participation in our conference, forums, webinars and feedback.

Want to join the ALA team? We’re hiring!

Project and Administration Officer – click for more info. Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time Classification/s: Administration, Education & Training Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) Location: Footscray Applications close February 9th 2018.

Lifelong learning in Australia: putting practice into policy and policy into practice – workshop report, 28 November 2017

A forum hosted by Melton City Council with partners, Adult Learning Australia, RMIT and the Australian Learning Communities Network, which brought together practitioners from the learning and education sectors to discuss international and national perspectives on lifelong learning. It also

Socio-cultural learning and Aboriginal adult English LLN delivery

A case study commissioned by the Australian Government funded Whole of Community Engagement initiative (led by Charles Darwin University) documents Yuendumu communities’ experience of literacy development and socio-cultural learning.  The case study has been written to inform discussion and debate,

Australia’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

ALA cosigned a letter to The Honourable Julie Bishop MP supporting Australia’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The GPE is the only global fund dedicated solely to strengthening education systems in the world’s poorest countries.

Latest Quest

Quest is Adult Learning Australia’s national magazine. It is an informative mix of feature writing, news, analysis and stories from the ground for a national and international audience. Check out the latest edition. Quest 4, 2017 Articles include: Serving up

AJAL out now

AJAL Volume 57, Number 3, November 2017 Here is the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning.   How the Men’s Shed idea travels to Scandinavia Authors: Helene Ahl, Joel Hedegaard & Barry Golding Australia has around 1,000 Men’s

Award for excellence in LLN

Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational, community or workplace context. Applications can be

ALA endorses a system of lifelong education

Adult Learning Australia welcomes Business Council’s endorsement of lifelong learning Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomed the plan released by the Business Council of Australia (BCA) for a system of lifelong education in Australia but says the plan does not go

English Language, Literacy and Numeracy for Aboriginal adults in the Northern Territory

A Statistical Overview: Aboriginal Adult English Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) in the Northern Territory The report and action statement were recently published by the Australian Government funded, Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative within the Office of Pro Vice

Minister’s Speech – Adult Learners Week (ALW) 2017

The Hon. Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, launches ALW at Parliament House Theatre, Canberra Click here for the speech.  

AJAL out now

AJAL Volume 57, Number 2, July 2017 Here is the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning. Bringing together learning from two worlds: Lessons from a gender-inclusive community education approach with smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea Authors:

Forum: The Financing Gap and the Challenges of achieving the goals for Women and Girls’ Education

Globally 61 million girls continue to miss out on primary and lower-secondary school and 758 million adults lack any literacy skills; two-thirds of whom are women. If education is to contribute to addressing the urgent issues of poverty, conflict and climate change – what can be done to mobilise the will and resources needed to ensure the right of every person access to high quality affordable education and training ?

Forum: Making the SDGs real in adult and vocational education

  What are the Sustainable Development Goals? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give us the framework to deal with global issues such as poverty, equitable access to education and social injustice. Good quality and inclusive education is a powerful vehicle

Press release: A lifelong learning policy for Australia

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education, welcomes the Hodgman Government’s recognition of adult education as a foundation to building Tasmania’s future and in helping Tasmanians access the skills they need for work and life.

Press release: Community learning can shape, support and rebuild people’s lives

The Learning Curve

“Low skilled workers who have lost their jobs or people who’ve been unsuccessful in finding work often have limited access to suitable, low cost adult education programs,” according to Dr Tracey Ollis from Deakin University. Dr Ollis, who is speaking

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