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Produced in 2009, the first Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 1) was the most comprehensive overview to date of the global state of adult learning and education (ALE). Designed for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers, GRALE I provided a strong basis for negotiations at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI). Many of its recommendations were taken up in the outcome document of CONFINTEA VI: the...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2009

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

This is the report of the second Regional Meeting of the six Arab LIFE countries (Egypt, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Yemen) which took place in December 2007 in Marakkech, Morocco. It was jointly organised by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Rabat, UIL, and the UNESCO Regional Bureau in Beirut. The national focal points for LIFE together with the LIFE focal points of the UNESCO offices met to review progress, and to exchange and learn from prior experiences. They also examined the LIFE implementation strategy and discussed innovative approaches to literacy and NFE that can enrich...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The African Regional Conference in Support of Global Literacy was held from 10 to 12 September 2007 in Bamako, Mali. It was a high-level advocacy initiative designed to promote literacy at the national, regional and international levels, contribute towards achieving one of the major Education for All goals, and secure the foundation for lifelong learning. It is one of a series of six Regional Conferences worldwide, organized by UNESCO within the framework of Education for All (EFA), the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) and UNESCO‘s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE). The...

Author/Editor:
Christine Glanz
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This book of Family Literacy materials contains forty-eight copies of working sheets that have been tested in practice in the areas of reading aloud, writing, talking/storytelling, suggestions for encouraging phonological awareness, self-evaluation of work done, and so on. These were created through the Family Literacy project, a cooperative project between the Landesinstitut für Lehrerbildung und Schulentwicklung and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The project forms part of the model programme „Promotion of Children and Young People from Migrant Backgrounds” (FörMig) run by...

Author/Editor:
Gabriele Rabkin
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English, German.

This book of Family Literacy materials contains forty-eight copies of working sheets that have been tested in practice in the areas of reading aloud, writing, talking/storytelling, suggestions for encouraging phonological awareness, self-evaluation of work done, and so on. These were created through the Family Literacy project, a cooperative project between the Landesinstitut für Lehrerbil-dung und Schulentwicklung and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The project forms part of the model programme’’Promotion of Children and Young People from Migrant Backgrounds...

Author/Editor:
Gabriele Rabkin
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English, German.

This book will help to promote literacy by raising understanding and awareness of family literacy in Africa. It shows that a variety of experiences with regard to this concept exist in this region and will help to bring different stakeholders together, enter into dialogue and chart a new course of action. It will inform practitioners, policymakers and funders about a concept able not only to reach children and adults but also produce more effective and sustainable programmes.

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Author/Editor:
Snoeks Desmond; Maren Elfert
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This publication brings together the main presentations from the meeting on “Literacy and the Promotion of Citizenship: The Challenge of Learning“, which took place in Lyon, France from 2-5 April 2005 and was organized by UIE (now UIL) and its partners, the Agence Nationale de Lutte Contre L’Illettrisme (ANLCI) and the UNESCO French National Commission. It documents the diversity of literacy-related thinking and practice in the region. This advocacy meeting, attended by policy makers, researchers and practitioners, succeeded in creating a momentum to forge a collective...

Author/Editor:
Carolyn Medel Anonuevo
Year of publication:
2008

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This meeting, which was jointly organised by UNESCO Dhaka, UIL and the Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education/Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) contributed to a deeper understanding of LIFE as a platform for collaborative action to accelerate literacy efforts in the countries where it operates by putting literacy high on political agendas, mobilising resources, strengthening capacities and intensifying South-South cooperation. The sharing of experiences from Bangladesh and Pakistan was at the centre of the meeting because both Bangladesh and Pakistan benefit from...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Report of the second regional meeting on LIFE in Africa in January 2008, which was organised by the UNESCO Field Office in Maputo, the Regional Bureau of Education in Dakar (BREDA) and UIL. Sixteen African LIFE countries were present and the meeting was broadened by the participation of Brazil, Haiti and Sudan. A common understanding of the LIFE vision and strategy was developed and innovative experiences in different areas of literacy were shared.

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Author/Editor:
Agneta Lind
Year of publication:
2008

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This book comprises complementary studies by H.S. Bhola and Sofía Valdivielso Gómez, joint winners of the sixth International Award for Literacy Research, given by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg. Prof. Bhola’s text systematically explores how the adult literacy drive and the promotion of sustainable development can be brought together, while Dr. Valdivielso Gómez argues for an integral approach to literacy and sustainable development, informed by the ideas of the philosopher Ken Wilber. Both provide valuable signposts for researchers, policy-makers and...

Author/Editor:
Harbans S. Bhola; Sofía Valdivielso Gómez
Year of publication:
2008

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