Something’s happening in the beds and borders. Vegetables are beginning to compete with flowers in Swedish towns and cities. Municipal gardening projects are on the increase and there are more and more places to enjoy fresh air and meet people in busy urban environments. Growing is a part of the tradition of the Swedish popular movement that is deeply rooted in Swedish society. Now many young people want to learn more about organic cultivation and sustainability.
Even though Danish feminist, Janice Foerde, was critical and sceptical towards the Millennium Development Goals from the beginning, her overall balance sheet of the process and result is not purely negative. Exactly the pragmatism and lack of ambition was probably the reason that the goals gathered such wide a backing, she thinks.
Second Chance is the result of the hypothesis that education at penitentiaries is a second chance for many inmates as it enhances the tools they require to participate in society in a way that they were unable to do in the past. Professionals taking part in the project work directly or indirectly to educate people whose freedom has been taken away.
One of the goals of InfoNet is to bridge the gap between research and practice in the field of adult education. Since the last issue of our newsletter four science articles have been uploaded at our website, reporting and explaining about the results of academic research. They are included in the lists below.
Once more the new articles cover a wide specter of adult education, but intergenerational learning is a theme that several articles deal with, and two articles look into two different ways of combining culture and education.
An entire city is learning how to deal will people suffering from dementia: Arnsberg is a small, normal city in Germany that has been adjusting to demographic change in a special way for around 20 years. The citizens are voluntarily caring for sufferers of dementia, training for taxi drivers and sales assistants is being offered, there are programmes for sufferers and their carers, programmes stretching across all generations and much more.