Honoring David Jones
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Hello, I am Hironobu SHINDO, researcher of lifelong learning at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
I am writing to announce that I published a book of SCUTREA honorary member David Jones.
I met David in 2007 at Isle of Mull and I invited him to Japan for his Lecture on adult education and the arts in 2008. He was so kind and the time with him is a beautiful memory for me. By his consent since then, I had been translating his book "Adult Education and Cultural Development" . And at this spring, the translation was published at last. I attached some information on the book, his photos in Japan and my CV.
It is very sad that David and his partner Matthew passed away, but I believe that all the efforts of David will surely encourage Japanese people who are interested in lifelong learning and the arts.
I am planning to visit UK in this summer. I would like to participate in SCUTREA conference at this July, but it is sorry that I cannot, because of the schedule. I am going to participate in the international conference in Glasgow (http://www.isme2016glasgow.org/) on July 24-29 with my doctoral student, who is a joint translator of David's book. After or before this conference, we would like to visit Mull or with individuals who knew David, if possible. I hope to have conversation on David and activities of SCUTREA. I can go anywhere in UK with your request. If it would be difficult at this July, I hope to meet you someday for another time.
I really appreciate all your kindness.