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Since the British initiatives of the early seventies in recognizing the problem and its magnitude, functional literacy among the adult population has now become a major policy concern for many industrial countries. Literacy, as clearly underlined in the conclusions of the World Conference on Education for All is a world issue concerning each and every country, in the North as well as in the South.

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Author/Editor:
Joint UIE-UNESCO/EC/OECD-CERI Seminar on Functional Literacy in Eastern; Western Europe; Hamburg; Germany; 1990
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English.

In this monograph a picture will be given of the development of Adult Basic Education in the Netherlands. ABE is a relatively new provision in Dutch adult education. It is grounded in the experiences gained from four projects that developed aspects of education in the seventies and the early eighties for adults with little schooling. The ABE provision which is, so to speak, the crystallisation of these project experiences is intended as an instrument to improve the social participation of adults with little schooling. One could say that this is the yardstick by which to measure its...

Author/Editor:
Hamminck; Kees
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

Belgian associations and institutions began providing adult literacy courses approximately ten years ago. At that time, they were working in isolation due to a lack of response from governments and the public as a whole. As in other industrialised countries, illiteracy was generally thought to have been eliminated as a result of compulsory education and modern training methods.

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Author/Editor:
Goffinet; Sylvie Anna; van Damme; Dirk
Year of publication:
1990

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This is a book on evaluation, surely an important social concern today. Evaluation has become important for reasons both professional and political. Professional planners and managers want evaluation to ensure better implementation and, thereby, greater effectiveness of their programs. Politicians demand evaluations to promote greater accountability all round. Evaluations of literacy projects, programs and campaigns are being required for the same set of reasons.

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Author/Editor:
Bhola; Harbans Singh
Year of publication:
1990

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Entering school is one of the great events of life for both the child and the family. This is easy to understand since the child’s whole previous way of life changes. This fact is enough in itself for a number of children to face difficulties of adaptation in the first form. Today practice and educational literature offer a rich variety of devices to overcome this problem. Over the past few decades, however, it has become more and more obvious that the articulation of family and pre-school to school is not just a problem of adaptation which can be solved by successfully habituation....

Author/Editor:
Nagy; József
Year of publication:
1989

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

There has been an increasing concern the world over for the improvement of the quality of life of the people and for the achievement of a better life for both individuals and their collectives through education. As a corollary to this concern, various measures have been taken in many countries to implement policies for the democratization of educational opportunities and the recognition of education as a basic human right.

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Author/Editor:
Ranaweera; A. Mahinda; Coutinho; Ana Maria; Lourdes Araujo; Maria de; Tavares; José Batista; Chen Shao-min; Chaturvedi; Y.N.; Manrique; Ilce
Year of publication:
1989

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

A large number of developing countries have recently launched massive programmes of adult literacy on a national scale, complementary to efforts towards implementing the universalization of primary education for children of school-going age. It has, however, been observed that those neo-literate adults who acquire literacy through such programmes have great difficulty in retaining it, and some of them lapse back into illiteracy if timely follow-up measures are not taken. The same phenomenon of reversal has also been observed in the case of children who drop out of the formal school system...

Author/Editor:
Ouane; Adama
Year of publication:
1989

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

The first meetings to plan a Chi1d-to-Chi1d approach to health education were initiated in 1978 by the Institutes of Education and of Child Health of the University of London, ten years before the appearance of this monograph. To have inspired within that decade the range of active learning which is reported here is an outstanding achievement, and is due to the commitment and innovative thinking of both the coordinating team and many local organisers and participants.

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Author/Editor:
Hawes; Hugh; Page; Georgina; Somerset; Tony
Year of publication:
1988

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As its title indicates, the project of the Unesco Institute for Education on the development of learning strategies for the post-literacy and continuing education of neo-literates is conceived in the broad perspective of lifelong education.

Download: Learning Strategies for Post-literacy and Continuing Education: A Cross- national Perspective (2nd ed.) (PDF 10,4 MB)

Author/Editor:
Dave; Ravindrakumar H.; Ouane ; Adama; Perera; D.A.; Bordia; Anil; Bhola; H.S.
Year of publication:
1988

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Seven case studies are presented here in an attempt to provoke a fruitful discussion about common concerns in the reform of curricula for vocational education. The case studies have been written by representatives from each country in cooperation with the project coordinator according to a scheme which emphasizes the elaboration of ‘stages’ and ‘environments’ of vocational development as the ‘principal descriptors’ of this project.

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Author/Editor:
Loose; Gert
Year of publication:
1988

Available from UIL's Library in English.