Rhodes attended conference in Morocco

Dr. Christy Rhodes attended the CONFINTEA VII this summer.

Over the summer, associate professor of adult education Dr. Christy Rhodes was invited to attend the seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) in Marrakech, Morocco, as delegates from throughout the world voted on the Marrakech Framework for Action (MFA). The MFA will serve as the framework for countries to guide policies, incentives, regulatory frameworks, and institutional structures and mechanisms to support and develop adult education and lifelong learning. Prior to the conference, Rhodes was involved in the regional preparatory meetings hosted by various international adult education professional organizations, most notably the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE). While the conference was offered in hybrid form, she chose to attend in person and was happy that she did.

“It was awe-inspiring to attend workshops with world leaders in the field of adult education and to offer the American perspective on the MFA, since I was the only American attending in person!” Rhodes said. “I have to put this down as a career highlight and hope to be present at the next CONFINTEA in 2034! It wasn’t all work and no play, however. My husband and I got to sample incredible Moroccan food, including the famous tajines and traveled out to the Atlas Mountains on our last day in Morocco.”

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