Adult Education for Social Inclusion
What kind of role do lifelong learning and adult education play in including individuals and minority groups into society?
Too long a CV and no taste for coffee
Behind difficulties in job searching for immigrants, there is often a lack of knowledge about the rules of local working life. In Finnish mentoring projects, the problems are solved together with a local colleague.
“Peace is a long series of conflicts”
If we wish to integrate all excluded individuals and minority groups in the society, we’d better be prepared to talk about awkward issues. The text is an editorial written for issue 4/2017 on Adult Education for Social Inclusion.
Integration begins with learning the language
Liberal adult education has an important role in integrating migrants in Finland.
Small things that make a difference
Celia Skaarup from the Danish Adult Education Association explains the findings of a study of the barriers and the good practice of integrating migrants and refugees into Danish adult education.
From Al-Shabaab Back Home
Joining a terrorist organisation is something done out of free will or in the lack of options. Leaving one can cost a life. The journey out of an extremist group does not end at home. That is where it begins.
Lifelong learning responds to Japan’s socio-economic change
Japan is slowly waking up to women’s importance in contributing to the country’s growth. Adult education can help support women’s careers as they seek better opportunities at workplace.
Learning Down Under: Adult education for the disadvantaged
Local learning centres have an important role in educating disadvantaged people in Victoria, Australia.
“Common standards for migrants’ skills needed in the EU”
Adult educators need to make the benefits of adult education in integration visible to decision-makers, says MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen.
Polarisation is the opposite of social inclusion
Sometimes the good efforts of starting a dialogue between opposing counterparts lead to the fact that more fuel is poured on an already inflamed situation. That is where the knowledge of the dynamics of polarisation come in handy.