UIL CONFINTEA scholarships yield journal articles

12 February 2015

Two articles authored by former CONFINTEA scholars have recently been published in two specialized journals of education.

Ms Sanjana Shrestha (CONFINTEA scholar in May 2013) published The potential of community libraries to support literate environments and sustain literacy skills in the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) in co-authorship with Lisa Krolak, Head of UIL’s Library

Mr Carlos Vargas Tamez (CONFINTEA scholar in August 2013) published Democratising education policy making or legitimising discourse? An analysis of the new Lifelong Learning Law in the Basque Country based on a paper presented at the last conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education (Aalborg, 2014). This article appeared in the Journal of Phenomenology and Education.

Since the launch of the CONFINTEA scholarship programme in 2012, a total of eleven scholars have taken part in this programme, conducting research in the field of lifelong learning, with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.

As a result of their stay at UIL they have developed a total of six journal articles, three education strategies and two national curricula for adult education. The Call for Applications for four new CONFINTEA scholarships in September 2015 will be issued soon on our website.