From Literacy to Lifelong Learning: Towards the Challenges of the 21st Century; A Statement from Latin America and the Caribbean

  • October 2009

“From literacy to lifelong learning” is the great challenge which this Regional Conference poses for us.

In other words, the challenge is to advance from initial literacy – which is the way in which literacy for young people and adults continues to be understood in many countries of the region to a vision and a broader educational provision which includes teaching but also recognizes and validates learning acquired, not only as adults, but also throughout our life: in the family, in the community, at work, through the media, through social participation and by the very exercise of citizenship.

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  • Author/Editor: UIL
  • From Literacy to Lifelong Learning: Towards the Challenges of the 21st Century; A Statement from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2009
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