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This handbook identifies principles and policy mechanisms to advance community-based learning for sustainable development, based on the commitments endorsed by the participants of the Kominkan-CLC International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, which was held in Okayama City, Japan, in October 2014. To inform policymakers and practitioners new to this field, the handbook clarifies the international vision and goals for sustainable development and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and identifies the potential contributions of community-based learning centres...

Author/Editor:
Fumiko Noguchi; Jose Roberto Guevara; Rika Yorozu
Year of publication:
2015
No. of pages:
59

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'We are now at a juncture of redefining literacy as the foundation of Lifelong Learning for the next 15 years. Therefore, it is imperative to look back and learn from past literacy initiatives and policies in order to design new and successful strategies in future', remarks Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

The past decade has seen a resurgence in the popularity of literacy campaigns as a means of mobilizing political will, resources and people. However, there has been inadequate understanding of the...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2015

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The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has just published ‘Unlocking the potential of urban communities: Case Studies of twelve learning cities’ in cooperation with the showcased cities and with generous support from the National Institute for Lifelong Education of the Republic of Korea (NILE). The publication is the first of its kind. It showcases examples of cities from all over the world which use the learning city approach to enhance citizens’ individual empowerment, social cohesion, economic development, cultural prosperity and sustainable development.

The case...

Author/Editor:
Raúl Valdes-Cotera; Norman Longworth; Katharina Lunardon; Mo Wang; Sunok Jo; Sinéad Crowe
Year of publication:
2015

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“Families can foster a culture of learning where the education needs of all its members are addressed,” Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has launched a new publication on successful family literacy and learning programmes entitled “Learning Families: Intergenerational Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning” (PDF 4,8 MB). This compilation presents...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2015
No. of pages:
127

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«The action research project RAMAA was initiated by UIL in order to provide policymakers and development partners with reliable and usable contextual data. This data will help improve the quality of literacy programmes for youth and adults, strengthen evidence-based advocacy, and develop national capacities with an emphasis on ownership and sustainability» (Arne Carlsen, UIL Director).

This new publication is a critical review of the first results of action research on measuring the learning outcomes of literacy programmes. Five francophone...

Author/Editor:
Madina Bolly; Nicolas Jonas
Year of publication:
2015

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' A large number of adult learners are still facing institutional and situational barriers to access distance education in European higher education institutions. There is an urgent need for closing the gap between demand of adult learners and provision of distance education ,’ Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

For most people seeking to participate in distance education in Europe, increasing attainment levels, improving career prospects and learning for self-fulfilment continue to be the top driving...

Author/Editor:
Angela Owusu-Boampong; Carl Holmberg
Year of publication:
2015

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‘Universities are playing an increasingly important role in creating lifelong opportunities for all’, says Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

This new UIL publication reports on how higher education institutes (HEIs) face a strategic imperative to broaden access to lifelong learning opportunities and ensure that education and learning are available to a diverse student population. Given the on-going...

Author/Editor:
Jin Yang; Chripa Schneller; Stephen Roche
Year of publication:
2015

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“New research adds considerably to UNESCO’s knowledge base on building a learning society” says Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore are in the process of becoming learning societies. These countries focus on educating the work force and investing in educational research.

UIL has just published, as the second volume in its series on Lifelong Learning Policies and Strategies, a report entitled Building a Learning Society in Japan, the Republic of Korea and Singapore by Jin Yang and Rika Yorozu....

Author/Editor:
Jin Yang; Rika Yorozu
Year of publication:
2015

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'The integration of action research in training programmes for youth and adult educators can greatly enhance the quality of youth and adult teaching and learning', says Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the UNESCO Multi-sectoral Regional Office for West Africa in Abuja, has published a guidebook on how action research can enhance youth and adult literacy education and learning. This guidebook can be used as a resource for training adult...

Author/Editor:
Christine Glanz; Hassana Alidou
Year of publication:
2015

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‘The Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) is highly significant. It showcases and analyses how countries use learning outcomes-based NQFs as reference points and as sources of quality assurance for recognition and certification processes,’ Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Now available online, the 2015 edition of the Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks Volume II:...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO ED/PLS; UIL; ETF; Cedefop
Year of publication:
2015

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