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The successful implementation of the adult learning policies and programmes envisioned in the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) depends in large measure on the availability of knowledgeable, Skilful, sensitive and socially committed adult educators. The quality of adult learning programmes is influenced by the availability of competent personnel to develop, organise, promote, teach and evaluate modes of learning adults. The initial and continuing training for adult educators is therefore of considerable importance.

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Author/Editor:
Youngman; Frank; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Poverty may be defined as a lack of freedom to meet one’s basic needs. Hunger, lack of shelter and clothing, disease, and vulnerability are the fate of 1.2 billion people living in poverty. The gap between the rich and the poor results in instability that undermines cultures and rules, identities and values, rights and duties.

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Author/Editor:
Preece; Julia; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

The chapters in this booklet were generated in a workshop on the theme of ‘Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work’, which was held in the ontext of the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference in September 2003 in Bangkok. The aim of this conference was to review developments in adult learning and, more specifically, the commitments made during the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) held in Hamburg, Germany, in 1997.

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Author/Editor:
Maclean; Rupert; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

In this booklet we focus on the cultural dimension of new lifelong learning perspectives, looking at the changing role of cultural institutions, libraries and cultural heritage. They are important agencies in new learning societies; their roles are both educative and educational. If learning environments and the creation of general disposition to creativity and learning are critical for the participation of people in learning activities throughout life, then the educative role of these cultural organisations is also crucial.

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Author/Editor:
Thinesse-Demel; Jutta
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

As the world moves towards knowledge-based societies, rapid changes are taking place in people's everyday lives. These changes can entail new adult learning requirements. Examples of emerging needs in the realm of adult learning include the following: knowledge and skills for new kinds of labour markets; social and personal development for better social coherence; and literacy education as a fundamental human right and as a requirement for facing new challenges. Adult learning enables people to improve their livelihood and well-being. It also helps to reintegrate marginalised or...

Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The importance of documentation and information services for adult and lifelong learning was underlined in Bangkok by two thematic workshops-one on museums, libraries and cultural heritage; the other on ALADIN. The importance of its role also came up in other thematic workshops, such as that on democracy and adult learning, where the need to recognise and utilise libraries in achieving democracy of knowledge was highlighted. On various occasions the lack of access to and the need for relevant research on adult learning and non- formal education was mentioned.

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Author/Editor:
Krolak; Lisa
Year of publication:
2005

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This publication results from a two-year international urban literacies project that investigated that many uses of literacy in urban environments of developing countries. Case studies from various countries are used to explore how litracy is sought and made use of by people in their lives and in their livelihoods.

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Author/Editor:
Rogers; Alan
Year of publication:
2005

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This publication examines the relationship between multilingualism and knowledge societies. It outlines the realities of knowledge societies while presenting linguistic challenges that arise when implementing them. It also discusses the interplay between linguistic choices and development.

Download: Du multilinguisme à la société du savoir: quelles stratégies? (From Multilingualism to Knowledge Societies: What Strategies Work Best?) (PDF 2.2 MB)

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc-Laurent
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in French.

Encouraging adults to take part in learning activities has become a unanimous principle in international policy discourse. Upgrading skills, adapting to new technological challenges and rapidly changing labour markets, and contributing to overall development are the main elements in the rationale of policy makers when arguing in favor of lifelong learning.

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Author/Editor:
Francisca Martinez
Year of publication:
2005

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

This is a story about Mixquic, a small township situated on the southeastern edge of Mexico City, but it is also an account of a group of women who live there. These women rarely go very far from their homes, and when they do, it is to travel to neighboring pueblos, to visit a government office, or to purchase goods for their household. Downtown Mexico city is about three hours away by public transportation and a trip there takes almost all day.

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Author/Editor:
Kalman; Judith
Year of publication:
2005

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