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Asia and the Pacific: A new agenda for ALE based on the gains made in recent decades

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The report on Asia and the Pacific (AP), one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Brazil in December 2009, closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action , which recorded the commitments of Member States and presented a strategic guide for the global development of adult learning and education from a lifelong learning perspective. The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), published in 2016, drew on...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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Europe and North America: Increased levels of participation

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), due to be published in 2019. The report on Europe and North America, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Arab States: A region in transition

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The Arab States regional report, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Sub-Saharan-Africa: Forging links between ALE and the SDG targets

This report documents the outcomes and results of the CONFINTEA VI recommendations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – that is, the progress made in implementing the targets set out in the Belém Framework for Action (BFA) across the region. Particular attention is paid to regional or country action plans and their achievements.

Countries in the region are, unfortunately, short on evidence and thus reliable data, which results in strong recommendations to...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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Latin America and the Caribbean: Improving the pace

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The Latin America and Caribbean regional report, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) is released as the international community embarks on working towards the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Based on monitoring surveys completed by 139 UNESCO Member States , the report assesses global progress in implementing the Belém Framework for Action (2009). In addition, it investigates the impact of adult learning and education (ALE) on health and well-...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2016
No. of pages:
158

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‘Higher education through distance education has a big potential to make learning and education more accessible, effective and inclusive for adult learners. The final IDEAL report provides a good knowledge base for increased cooperation and dialogue between stakeholders across the European Union, ’ Arne Carlsen, UIL Director.

Distance education in higher education is a fast-growing and widespread phenomenon. As many adults are unable to participate in on-campus education, distance education offers flexible learning paths that greatly...

Author/Editor:
Arne Carlsen; Angela Owusu-Boampong; Carl Holmberg; Carmen Neghina
Year of publication:
2016

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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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The Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning (IDEAL) project has just published the second of three study reports, focusing on the social profile of adults enrolled in distance education. The third report will be published in February 2015. The IDEAL project, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, seeks to examine how higher education institutions can contribute to adult learning by way of distance education. This project, which has been...

Author/Editor:
Chripa Schneller; Carl Holmberg
Year of publication:
2014

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