Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Friday, August 19, 2011

world water week

More than 2,600 humanitarians and policymakers meet in Stockholm next week to hash out ideas about how to tackle escalating problems surrounding water scarcity and access to sanitation, particularly in urban environments.

World Water Week delegates are seeking long-term sustainable solutions that will transform how water resources are managed. The goal is to try and improve the lives of almost 900 million people who lack access to safe water, and more than 2.7 billion who lack access to basic sanitation, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) statistics.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

i'm loving matt damon

Matt Damon talks to Piers Morgan about President Obama, audacity and the difference between training and education!

Matt Damon gets it. He understands why "training" is not good enough for our kids.

What about adult literacy practitioners and policy makers? Do we understand the difference between training and education? I think we do.

It seems to me that more and more we are choosing training instead of education for adult literacy learners. Is that true? Is it what adult literacy learners want?