ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Basic Adult Education)
The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) is a regional association of more than 200 organisations and individuals. It works towards promoting quality education for all and transformative and liberating, life-long adult education and learning. It strives to strengthen an Asia-Pacific movement to support community and people’s organizations, national education coalitions, teachers unions, campaign networks, and other civil society groups and institutions in holding governments and the international donor community accountable in meeting education targets and commitments.
Through its work ASPBAE lobbies with governments to –
- Ensure the right of all to an education
- Uphold education as an empowering tool to combat poverty and all forms of exclusion and discrimination
- Enable active and meaningful participation in governance
- Build a culture of peace and international understanding
ASPBAE is a network of organizations and individuals involved in formal and non-formal adult education, working with and through NGOs, community organizations, government agencies, universities, trade unions, indigenous people, women’s organizations, the media, and other institutions of civil society across the Asia Pacific.
ASPBAE Ed-Lines June 2013 Issue No. 07 (pp.2-3) has an Editorial by Barry Golding titled ‘Transformation and learning in the Australian context: Addressing perceived ‘wicked problems’ and inequities’.
ASBBAE’s web site http://www.aspbae.org also has a link to an article by Barry Golding titled: ‘Transforming older men’s learning’, weblinked via ASPBAE Ed-Lines June 2013 Issue No. 07 (pp.-3).