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The Cape Town Statement on Characteristic Elements of a Lifelong Learning Higher Education Institution, January 2001

  • January 2001

This statement grew out of a need recognised by adult and higher educators, scholars and specialists in the area of adult and lifelong learning to build on previous work focusing on transforming institutions of higher education into institutions of lifelong learning.

It continues the work begun at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education in Hamburg, Germany, 1997, continued at the University of Mumbai, India in 1998, and the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris in 1998.

It was developed at the conference on Lifelong Learning, Higher Education and Active Citizenship from the 10 - 12 October 2000 in Cape Town which was co-hosted by University of Western Cape, UNESCO Institute for Education and the Adult Education Research Group of the Danish National University of Education.

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  • Author/Editor: University of the Western Cape (South Africa); UIE
  • The Cape Town Statement on Characteristic Elements of a Lifelong Learning Higher Education Institution, January 2001
  • UIE - 2001
  • Available in: English