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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators to be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasises the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles;...

Author/Editor:
Thomas Fasokun; Anne Katahoire; Akpovire Oduaran
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This book explores existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing. The chapters address contexts for adult education research in Africa; philosophical and theoretical perspectives and their implications for research; doing a literature review; getting started with a research proposal; quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; analysing data; the nature of qualitative research; conducting qualitative studies;...

Author/Editor:
Bagele Chilisa; Julia Preece
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This book examines how adult education is influenced by and has an influence on the society in which it takes place. It presents a clear analysis of the development challenges and sociological realities of the adult education context, which is essential if educators are to help African countries and communities achieve their developmental goals. The ten chapters in this book address the following issues as they impact on adult education: development and social change; community; rate, ethnicity and religion; social class and gender; empowerment; democracy; health and HIV/AIDS; poverty and...

Author/Editor:
Indabawa; Sabo; Mpofu; Stanley
Year of publication:
2005

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The informal sector is an important segment of the economies and the civil society of developing countries. But there is only limited information on the extent and type of programs in education and training within this sector. This volume documents studies sponsored by the UNESCO Institute for Education and the International Labour Office on education, training and skills-formation for decent work in the informal sector. It examines interesting cases of skills-transfer combining social and technical learning processes and draws lessons pertinent for the design and implementation of...

Author/Editor:
Madhu Singh
Year of publication:
2005

The Asian Region faces a huge task of meeting the right to education of 614 million illiterate adolescents and adults and over 60 million out-of-school children. Alone in South Asia there are 429 million adult illiterates and 50 million children of school going age who have had no schooling. The Fifth International Conference on Adult Education held in Hamburg (CONFINTEAV)2 in 1997 clearly stated that the global challenge of Education for All cannot be tackled without meeting the basic learning needs of adult women and men especially in developing countries.

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Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2004

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

The world continues to be marked by great scientific discoveries and technological strides that are fundamentally changing the physical, social, economic, political and even culture milieu of human beings. Unfortunately, however, certain important segments of the world population are neither able to participate in these transformations nor to appropriate them truly as their own. Such population groups appear disconnected from all of these developments. Africa- for it is Africa that interests us here- remains a continent that needs to engage in a veritable inner struggle for its own...

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc-Laurent
Year of publication:
2004

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, English, French.

Demonstrating the normality of multilingualism and questioning those teaching systems grounded in monolingualism are the objectives of this study. The data comes from 30 African, Asian and Latin American countries. The study underlines the advantages of multilingual learning: preservation of identity, cultural richness and plurality.

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Author/Editor:
Ouane; Adama
Year of publication:
2003

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This book is an outcome of an international seminar organized by UIE in partnership with the Faculty of Education of the University of Hamburg in June 2002 entitled “Strengthening Democracy and Critical Citizenship through Lifelong Learning”. The papers selected reflect key issues addressed during the seminar and aim to highlight questions not often raised contributing to a deeper understanding of the relationship between democracy and education in the context of lifelong learning.

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Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn; Mitchell; Gordon
Year of publication:
2003

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This book contains a selection of papers presented during the Regional Conference of Lifelong Learning in Europe: Moving towards EFA Goals and the CONFINTEA V Agenda. This was the first conference held at the regional level which covered the three areas of lifelong learning, education for all and adult education.

Download: Lifelong Learning Discourses in Europe (PDF 1,23 MB)

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Ecological Education in Everyday Life is the last publication in the ALPHA series, produced since 1990 at the UNESCO Institute for Education. In this volume, we continue to be interested in what we call non-formal basic education, which includes a range of literacy practices in vernacular cultures, knowledge transmission practices in communities, and education practices that prove useful to the needs of life. What is new is the ecological component, the strategic objective of lifelong education directed towards sustainable living.

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Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, English, French.