Shirley Walters Keynote ACE Conference 2019.pdf

Shirley Walters Keynote ACE Conference 2019.pdf

This is the presentation from Shirley Walter's keynote speech at the ACE Conference 2019.

Shirley is a passionate activist-scholar who has worked with social justice oriented civil society organizations for over thirty-five years both locally and globally. She is emerita professor of Adult and Continuing Education
at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and was Director of the Traditions of Popular Education project.

Shirley was the founding Director of the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education and the Division for Lifelong Learning (2000–2014) and served as Chair of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) from 2004 –2010. She has served on the South African Ministerial Transformation Oversight Committee for Public Higher Education and in 2004 was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

Shirley is currently Vice President for Africa on the Executive of the International Council for Adult Education. Her recent paper ‘The drought is my teacher’: Adult learning and education in times of climate crisis, explores how adult learning can and should respond in a time of dramatic climate change.