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Conceptual contributions of youth and adult education: towards the construction of common meanings in diversity

  • April 2013

‘This glossary will support policymakers, researchers and practitioners involved in youth and adult education in Latin America and other Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries and can lead to a new way of developing youth and adult education in these countries,’ commented Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

A pioneer project has developed a Spanish and Portuguese glossary with new terms and concepts in lifelong learning. The glossary is intended to be used in youth and adult education in Latin America.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture have collaboratively published a Spanish and Portuguese glossary entitled Aportes conceptuales de la educacion de personas jovenes y adultas: hacia la construccion de sentidos communes en la diversidad (in Portuguese: Contribuições conceituais da educaçao de pessoas jovens e adultas: rumo à construção de sentidos comuns na diversidade).

Twenty-nine authors contributed to this glossary. It builds upon the results of the Second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE II), which concluded that the diversity of concepts in the field of youth and adult learning and education makes it difficult to collect comparable data and to develop and implement policies in this area.

Downloads:

Aportes conceptuales de la educacion de personas jovenes y adultas: hacia la construccion de sentidos communes en la diversidad (PDF, Spanish, 2.5 MB)

Contribuições conceituais da educaçao de pessoas jovens e adultas: rumo à construção de sentidos comuns na diversidade (PDF, Portuguese, 2.4 MB)

For further information, please contact Mr Raúl Valdes-Cotera, Senior Programme Specialist.

  • Author/Editor: Raúl Valdés-Cotera; Dania Pilz; José Rivero; Maria Margarida Machado; Gabriela Walder
  • Conceptual contributions of youth and adult education: towards the construction of common meanings in diversity
  • UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos, 2013
  • ISBN
    978-92-820-3289-3
  • Available in: Spanish, Portuguese