Amartya Sen defined development as the creation of capabilities or capacities. One of the crucial capacities is basic education. With no access to writing, reading and numeracy, people are unable to fight against poverty and to build their lives in the current global environment. In this perspective, the right to education cannot be conceived only in a subsidiary or ancillary way. The realisation of the right to education is an essential pre-condition for human dignity and for development. But how does one measure this reality?

This book presents a methodology for observation and...

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Gemeinsam in der Sprache baden: Family Literacy. Internationale Konzepte zur familienorientierten Schriftsprachförderung Eds.: Elfert, Maren; Rabkin, Gabriele Ernst Klett Sprachen, 2007 – 140 pp. – ISBN 3-12-555111-0 € 14,80

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‘Recognition of the outcomes of non-formal and informal learning is a prerequisite for building learning societies,’ says Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

This UIL publication investigates factors that are critical for implementing the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning. It examines RVA’s strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Most importantly, perhaps, this...

Madhu Singh
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Available from UIL's Library in English.