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Practicing lifelong learning in Asia in the 21st century

  • November 2001

THE MOST POPULATED REGION in the world, Asia is also the most diverse. Highly industrialized nations exist side by side predominantly rural countries. There are large income gaps among the countries as well within these nations. There are big cities at the same time that there are rural populations.  In China for example, 900 million out of the 1.2 billion people live in rural areas. Asians practice different faiths from Islam, Buddhism, Christianity to Hinduism. They belong to hundreds of ethnic communities and speak different languages. The range of colonizers from the Americans, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese to the Spanish have likewise left specific imprints on the ways of life of the Asians. In terms of access to education, millions of Asians are able to finish tertiary education while there are millions and millions more, majority of them women, who are unable to read or write.

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  • Author/Editor: Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
  • Practicing lifelong learning in Asia in the 21st century
  • UIE, 2001
  • ISBN
    92-820-1113-5
  • Available in: English