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News 2002

Adult Learning Links added to ALADIN Website, November 2002

Nearly 200 annotated Adult Learning Links have been added to the ALADIN website as a result of the ALADIN Task Force decision earlier this year to make the ALADIN website a knowledge platform for information and research on Adult Learning. The links were mainly collected and annotated by ALADIN Task Force member Eva Kupidura and organized for the ALADIN website by ALADIN Co-ordinator Lisa Krolak.

It is now possible to search for full-text materials, abstracts, reference material, online journals, databases, statistics etc. in the area of Adult Learning. Important sub-areas of Adult Learning are included with their own links such as literacy and popular education. The Adult Learning Links shall also serve the ALADIN community for capacity building in the area of information management.

The Adult Learning Links will be constantly updated and any comments, especially with additions to the new Adult Learning Links, are welcome by ALADIN Co-ordinator LisaPLEASE@REMOVE_THIS.TEXT KrPLEASE@REMOVE_THIS.TEXTolaPLEASE@REMOVE_THIS.TEXTk.

ALADIN Article in 'Convergence', September 2002

Some members of the ALADIN Task Force - Sue Adams, Lisa Krolak, Eva Kupidura and Zvonka Pahernik - have jointly published an article in the recent issue of the ICAE publication 'Convergence'. 'Libraries and Resource Centres: Celebrating Adult Learners Every Week of the Year' looks at the relationship between libraries and learning festivals, provides an historical overview of libraries and adult education in North America and Britain, examines alternative models of resource centers in different parts of the world and examines new technologies and networks such as ALADIN.

The full-text of the article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Free Subscriptions to 'International Review of Education', September 2002

In September 2002 the UNESCO Institute for Education has offered free subscriptions for the 'International Review of Education' (IRE) to ALADIN members from the Global South. IRE is the longest-running international journal on the comparative theory and practice of formal and non-formal education. Articles are published in English, French and German. Christopher McIntosh, the editor of the journal, is happy to announce that the following three ALADIN members have successfully applied for a free subscription and will receive the 'International Review of Education' in the future free of charge:

  • Notre Dame Foundation for Charitable Activities, Philippines
  • Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Bangladesh
  • UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP), Thailand

For more information please have a look at the 'International Review of Education' at http://www.unesco.org/uil/en/publs/publs.htm.

ALADIN Task Force Meeting in Canada, April 2002

Seven active members of the ALADIN Task Force from the Documentation Centres of UIE, ERIC, ICAE, SIAE, CDEACF, ROCARE and Coady have met in Spring at the Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia to discuss a capacity building approach for ALADIN members.

It has been agreed to enhance the ALADIN website by making it a knowledge platform for research on Adult Learning. For assisting ALADIN members that need institutional support ALADIN wants to concentrate on the training of their human resources. In 2003 at least one ALADIN member of each region shall be sent on a scholarship to the next ‘Managing NGO Resource Centers’ course that will run at the Coady International Institute from May 13 to June 7, 2003. The mid-term vision is to develop a training manual on how to document and organize information (in English, Spanish and French) and a training strategy at regional level.

For more information on the ALADIN Task Force Seminar, please download the Mission Report.