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The population in cities continues to rise; in response to this increase, local governments are devising creative and innovative ways to promote lifelong learning and sustainable development. To highlight some of these approaches, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published a second volume of learning city case studies from around the world, titled ‘ Unlocking the Potential of Urban Communities. Volume II. Case Studies of Sixteen Learning Cities ’.

This...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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

To mark International Literacy Day on 8 September, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching a new publication entitled Fostering a culture of reading and writing: Examples of dynamic literate environments (PDF, 7.8 MB) . The compilation features 18 case studies of successful youth and adult literacy programmes, all of which seek to foster rich literate environments within the family , the...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann; Lisa Krolak
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

A recently published report, Lifelong learning in transformation: Promising practices in Southeast Asia , sheds light on promising lifelong learning practices in 11 countries in the region. The report comprises three main sections: a reflection on lifelong learning in international and national documents, a collection of good practice drawn from the countries’ national reports, and a set of common recommendations across these countries. It is hoped that these recommendations followed by...

Author/Editor:
Rika Yorozu
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching a new publication highlighting the critical role family literacy and learning play in breaking down barriers between different learning contexts and engaging hard-to-reach adults and children in education. Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and Learning Programmes was developed as part of a family learning project initiated by UIL in 2016...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann; Juliet McCaffery; Katy Newell-Jones; Cassandra Scarpino
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
139

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Why RAMAA is Important for literacy: testimonies from participating countries. This title of this publication has been chosen to reflect the commitment of the twelve countries to the second phase of the action research on measuring literacy programme participants’ learning outcomes (RAMAA).

The member countries’ commitment is the cornerstone on which the effective implementation of education-for-all policies is built.

The RAMAA action research, launched at the initiative of the...

Author/Editor:
Institut de l’UNESCO pour l’apprentissage tout au long de la vie
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in French.

The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3) came at a time of great transformation. Rapid technological change, longer life-expectancy and mass migration are presenting individuals, communities, governments and employers with unprecedented opportunities and challenges. Meanwhile, global leaders have agreed on a holistic new vision for the future: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .

Against this backdrop, GRALE 3 serves three objectives:

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

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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of International Literacy Day on 8 September 2016, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published a research paper entitled Promoting Health and Literacy for Women’s Empowerment . Written by Dr Anna Robinson-Pant, this paper is the third in a series of studies on literacy and women’s empowerment.

The paper discusses the links between health, well-being, women’s empowerment and education, focusing on the role of literacy. It argues that cross-...

Author/Editor:
Anna Robinson-Pant
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has launched a new publication on successful youth and adult literacy programmes entitled Literacy in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts: Effective Approaches to Adult Learning and Education (PDF 4,8 MB). This compilation of case studies will be shared with literacy stakeholders on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day on 8 September 2016.

The publication showcases examples of effective and...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann; Cassandra Scarpino
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

‘This book presents an inclusive vision of lifelong learning, one that crosses sectors and embraces the entire continuum of learning. It celebrates the learning that can and does occur in areas of work, community, family, and education.’ Arne Carlsen, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Self-construction and Social Transformation: Lifelong, Lifewide and Life-deep Learning, is a book that recognizes the intimate nature of the education and learning that takes place in the course of adults’ lives and how these ultimately...

Author/Editor:
Paul Bélanger
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in English.

‘This publication gives a voice to marginalized and underprivileged youth in Latin America, thereby giving readers insights into the contexts in which these young people live and how they use education to empower their communities,’ Arne Carlsen, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Jóvenes participando en la educación comunitaria: Testimonios de empoderamiento desde América Latina (Youth Driving Community Education: Testimonies of Empowerment from Latin America) is a publication containing twelve...

Author/Editor:
Ariadna Segura; Raúl Valdés Cotera
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.