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Darlene Clover inducted into Adult Education Hall of Fame

October 01, 2022

Darlene Clover receiving her Adult Education Hall of Fame award. On September 28, 2022, Dr. Darlene Clover was inducted into the International Adult Education Hall of Fame. She was inaugurated alongside a group of 24 others from across the world at a ceremony held at Cork University in Ireland, and became the sixth Canadian to be so honoured. This membership recognizes Darlene’s distinguished 35-year career with the International Council for Adult Education, the University of Toronto and UVic.
It's such an honor for me and I'm just so delighted. It feels wonderful to be acknowledged by the people I work with, and it shows that I’ve had a passion and a commitment to this field which is highly recognized.

Dr. Clover was nominated for this honour by her lifelong friends and colleagues, Dr. Rajesh Tandon and Dr. Shirley Walters. Her research over the past three decades has focussed on nonformal adult education and art as a tool for critical adult education and learning, research and community development. As a critical adult educator, Darlene works within the context of global social issues.

Darlene has been focusing on art galleries and museums in Canada and the United Kingdom as important sites of critical pedagogy and social activism. Museums, art galleries and libraries are of special interest because they are “areas of contact” where adults can engage with real, socially-relevant content and critically reflect.

Congratulations, Darlene!