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In spite of the explosion of knowledge and new media, access to adult education documentation and information services remains a dream for many researchers, policy-makers, community groups, businesses, adult learners, educators of adults and others engaged in lifelong learning around the world. Since adult education documentation and information centres lack sufficient financial and human resources, they cannot adequately fulfil their tasks at a time of increasing demand for adult education and training.

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Author/Editor:
Giere; Ursula; Imel; Susan
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This publication reviews the findings of a study on the financing of adult learning in Europe. It presents the different patterns of public financial support to NGOs in Europe and exposes current policies for supporting financially the partcipation of indviduals in organized adult learning.

Download: The Financing of Adult Learning in Civil Society: a European Exploratory Study (PDF 433 KB)

Author/Editor:
Bélanger; Paul; Bochynek; Bettina; Farr; Kai Oliver
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

This publication is the fruit of five years of empirical research conducted in 24 countries from every region of the world. The UNESCO Institute for Education worked with 24 national teams and researchers who took part in three research seminars organised by the authors. The two initial meetings, in May and October 1994, decided on the study framework and tools and a sampling plan for the policies to be studied. At the third seminar in 1996, national analyses were used to develop a preliminary transnational analysis.

One hundred and twenty-two policies (legislation, government...

Author/Editor:
Bélanger; Paul; Federighi; Paolo
Year of publication:
2000

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

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

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.