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This publication examines the relationship between multilingualism and knowledge societies. It outlines the realities of knowledge societies while presenting linguistic challenges that arise when implementing them. It also discusses the interplay between linguistic choices and development.

Download: Du multilinguisme à la société du savoir: quelles stratégies? (From Multilingualism to Knowledge Societies: What Strategies Work Best?) (PDF 2.2 MB)

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc-Laurent
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in French.

Encouraging adults to take part in learning activities has become a unanimous principle in international policy discourse. Upgrading skills, adapting to new technological challenges and rapidly changing labour markets, and contributing to overall development are the main elements in the rationale of policy makers when arguing in favor of lifelong learning.

Download: I did it my way: journeys of learning in Europe (PDF 3,03 KB)

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Author/Editor:
Francisca Martinez
Year of publication:
2005

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

This is a story about Mixquic, a small township situated on the southeastern edge of Mexico City, but it is also an account of a group of women who live there. These women rarely go very far from their homes, and when they do, it is to travel to neighboring pueblos, to visit a government office, or to purchase goods for their household. Downtown Mexico city is about three hours away by public transportation and a trip there takes almost all day.

Download: Discovering literacy: access routes...

Author/Editor:
Kalman; Judith
Year of publication:
2005

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

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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.

Download: Towards a Multilingual Culture of Education (PDF 18,4 MB)

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.