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Maynooth University calls for Public Submission on Adult Learning.

Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education are asking for submission from the public on how policy for adult learning could be re-framed, adjusted or developed.

The department is undertaking research in relation to policy under REGIONAL, a European research project which is tasked with looking at the diversity of adult learning policy across six European countries. 

The project has just completed interviews with adult learning policy-makers and programme implementers at all levels. The interviews will be analysed over the next two months and return comment on policy-making for adult learning in Ireland. 

According to Michael Kenny, lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education and principal research investigator “Policy is the foundation on which delivery programmes are constructed. With the recent establishment of Solas, the national agency for Further Education and Training, and the new Further Education and Training (FET) strategy there is an opportunity for all adult learning stakeholders to input on policy. The outcome of the REGIONAL European research project will give important direction on best practice in policy-
making”.

The researchers would like to extend an invitation to anybody with an interest in how policy for adult learning could be re-framed, adjusted or developed to contact them by email at michael.kenny@nuim.ie, tweet; @MU-ACED, Tel: 01-7083590 or text: 087 2549540. 

For information on the project and its partners go to www.regionalproject.eu.

Michael Kenny, Principal Investigator and Michelle Kinsella, Assistant researcher,

REGIONAL - European Life Long learning - Comparative analysis of regional policies for adult learning 

Project. http://www.regionalproject.eu/index.php

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