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News 2011

Update of ALADIN membership information, October 2011

During late summer 2011, all ALADIN members were contacted individually and requested to update their membership information. Corrections and amendments were done in the online ALADIN Membership Directory on the ALADIN Website.

ALADIN was presented at International Literacy Conference in India, September 2011

The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day (8 September 2011) was “Literacy and Peace”. It was marked in New Delhi, India, at an International Conference, “Women’s Literacy for Inclusive and Sustainable Development”, organised by the Government of India’s Department of School Education & Literacy.

ALADIN-India co-ordinator Prof. Dr. Shah from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi talked in his presentation "An Overview of Important International Networks in Adult Education" about ALADIN and other important networks, including ASEM, ICAE, ASPBAE, ESREA and IRA.

PALDIN presentation at ICAE VIII World Assembly, June 2011

PALDIN co-ordinator Prof. Dr. Shah (ALADIN-India) presented PALDIN in a workshop on Adult Educators at the ICAE VIII World Assembly that took place in Malmö, Sweden (14-17 June 2011).

READ Nepal, June 2011

ALADIN member READ Nepal has been added with their Community Library and Resource Centres programme (CLRC) to UIL´s global database of Effective Literacy Practice.

CLRC programme on LitBase

Annotated Bibliography on Adult Learning and Literacy in LAC, May 2011

An annotated bibliography on Adult Learning and Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean (2000 – 2011) was published in Spanish as a joint regional effort of ALADIN members in the region.

Please find the bibliography with direct links to many full-text materials below or contact the ALADIN Co-ordinator for a free copy.

Aprendizaje de Adultos y Alfabetización en América Latina y el Caribe (2000 – 2011)

New ALADIN flyer, April 2011

A new ALADIN flyer in postcard format is available free of charge from the ALADIN coordinator. It is a small and attractive public relation "give away" for conferences, meetings and mailings.

ALADIN flyer

International Seminar at Duisburg Essen University, March 2011

In his position as Visiting Professor at the Duisburg Essen University (January – April 2011), Prof. S.Y. Shah (ALADIN-India) organized together with Prof. Nuissl von Rein (DIE, Germany) on 27-28 March 2011 an international seminar cum workshop on “International Cooperation and Networking in Literacy and Adult Education: Experiences, Issues & Policy Implications”. The meeting was attended by 13 international participants and up to 10 students and staff of the European Master in Adult Education (EMAE) programme of Duisburg Essen University. The objectives of the workshop were to critically review various different international collaborative projects in literacy and adult education and to examine the existing mechanisms of international collaboration in this area.

ALADIN Co-ordinator Lisa Krolak gave a presentation on “ALADIN – Global networking for facilitating access to information and documentation on adult learning and literacy”.

ALADIN on Facebook, February 2011

ALADIN is now on Facebook! All friends and members of the Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network are encouraged to visit the ALADIN Facebook page and enrich it with links, comments and news: