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    The communiversity: A partnership approach to community engaged adult education.

    Barter, Derek and Hyland, Sinead (2023) The communiversity: A partnership approach to community engaged adult education. European Journal of University Lifelong Learning, 7 (1). pp. 19-26. ISSN 27894029

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    The Communiversity is an adult education intervention targeting people experiencing ‘exclusion’ not only from a socio-economic stand point but also in terms of age, mental health, addiction recovery, disability and other forms of marginalisation. It is a three-way partnership between Maynooth University (MU), community based organisations in the form of Local Development Companies and the Public Library Service. This article will emphasise the importance of higher education partnership arrangements with like-minded organisations who can deliver value for money within the public sector by pooling resources and sharing services to promote the aim of community engaged lifelong learning. It will also consider threats to the initiative in terms of insecure funding and ‘special’ status outside the mainstream of skills acquisition and job readiness that lifelong learning education budgets are weighted towards.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Partnership; lifelong learning; widening participation; community engagement;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 17378
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    Depositing User: Derek Barter
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2023 13:53
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of University Lifelong Learning
    Publisher: eucen
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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