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It has always been assumed that education improves the lives of people and paves the way for more democratic communities. For women, several researches have demonstrated how access to education is correlated with a decline in birth rate or an improvement of children’s well-being. That two thirds of the world’s 800 million illiterates are women is also an indication of how millions of women, in this age of information superhighways, are still deprived of a basic human right. Such measurements, while necessary, present only a partial picture of a complex ideological, political...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo ; Carolyn
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This booklet reflects the questions raised at the workshop ‘’Adult Learning, Democracy and Peace’’ at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) held in July 1997 in Hamburg.

The workshop had the important role of examining the relationship between adult learning, democracy, citizenship, gender, civil society and a culture of peace. It discussed adult learning strategies that are required to meet democratic aspirations, foster a culture of peace, build identities, take into account the globalization of economies, deal with the...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

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

Alphabétisation durable, défi au non-développement: le cas de l’Afrique subsaharienne (Sustainable Literacy in the Face of Non-Development: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa)

In 1990, the international community gathered in Jomtien and committed to banishing illiteracy from the landscape as the 21st century approached. On the one hand, its demise would result from the introduction of universal primary education; on the other, its residual scope would be reduced as literacy measures were introduced across the board.

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Author/Editor:
Verhaagen; Alain
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in French.

A glossary, regardless of which discipline it relates to, constitutes a tool linked to a precise historical period or a current of thought. This is particularly true for adult education. The fact that the first terminologies of the seventies are used today in compiling encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and glossaries is a sign of the times. In all the member-states of the European Union, adult education is leaving behind its image as an underestimated sector, under the care of well meaning people.

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Author/Editor:
Federighi; Paolo; Bax; Willem; Bosselars; Lucien
Year of publication:
1999

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Adult education, gender and monitoring and the evaluation are three separate areas that have undergone redefinition and reconceptualization in the last ten years. Adult education, which is commonly associated with literacy, basic education, and vocational and technical education, no encompasses, among other things, health education, leadership training, and conflict resolution seminars offered by diverse providers, from the state, the corporate world, academe, and NGOs to people’s organisations. Gender, a seemingly neutral concept, which refers to the social construction of the sexes...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo ; Carolyn
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This publication of this book on women’s non-formal education in Latin America arises from a series of activities jointly organized by the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) in Hamburg and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) focusing on innovative education processes. A three-year research programme analysed a range of non-formal adult education programmes in countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Vase studies enabled the analysis of specific themes, such as the role of pedagogy, gender, the relations between groups and institutions, and the way in which...

Author/Editor:
Jung; Ingrid; King; Linda
Year of publication:
1999

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Population education is in the throes of redefinition as the contributions to this book illustrate. Just as the population field itself has been critically reconstructed in the pre- and post- Cairo years of the past decade, so too have the substantive and semantic contents of adult learning programmes. A quick glance at some of the topics relating to the field of population education and contained in this volume underpins this point: sexuality, AIDS education, women’s empowerment, ageing, male involvement, masculinities, inter-generational learning, violence, reproductive rights,...

Author/Editor:
King; Linda
Year of publication:
1999

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Although UNESCO has, since its foundation in 1945, been denouncing illiteracy worldwide, and although its efforts were already preceded by the Revolution of October 1917 that initiated the battle to curb it with the organization of a huge literacy campaign in its wake, such campaigns were, for many years, considered to be an end in themselves, integral to the right to education for all human beings, whose founding principle was more formally enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sacrificing considerable resources on the altar of humanity’s cultural emancipation...

Author/Editor:
Verhaagen; Alain
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in French, French.

This report brings together five major papers dealing with different aspects in the economics and financing of adult learning. The UNESCO-PROAP four country impact study examines the social benefits of adult learning in developing countries. Roy Carr-Hill discusses the costs and benefits for Over-Serviced and developing countries.

Download: The Economics and Financing of Adult Education: Report of CONFINTEA V (PDF 6,21 MB)

Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
1999

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For many months, an armed conflict has been raging in one of the largest countries on the African continent, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre). This is a country that arouses covetousness on account of its fabulous riches. The misery caused by any armed conflict and the resultant distress are exacerbated by the problems facing most countries in the world today. Thousands of people, especially young people, are living acutely precarious lives because of unemployment. Even when work is available, the sub-human conditions under which it is carried out strip it of any positive...

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc Laurent
Year of publication:
1999

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