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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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

'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

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

‘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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

In the context of UNESCO’s Capacity Development Programme for Education for All, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and UNESCO developed a normative framework with a sector-wide approach to education. The aim of this case study is to provide a coherent and contextualized normative framework that promotes lifelong learning for the whole education sector in DRC . In view of the current international interest in lifelong learning policies, the creation of such a normative framework is of interest to many countries.

This publication shares the reflections and analysis...

Author/Editor:
Abdel Rahamane Baba-Moussa; Christine Glanz; Anton De Grauwe
Year of publication:
2014

The IDEAL project , funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, seeks to examine how higher education institutions can and do contribute to adult learning by way of distance education.

IDEAL’s three main project partners, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), and StudyPortals (SP), met on 8 to 10 September in Oslo, Norway, to assess progress and discuss future activities.

During the...

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Together with the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) , UIL has published a collection of testimonies from young people participating in community education and development programmes either as learners and facilitators entitled Youth Driving Community Education: Testimonies of Empowerment from Asia and the Pacific . The testimonies provide excellent illustration of how youth-focused education and development programmes in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines and...

Author/Editor:
Fahima Prity; Shanti Devi; Subhash Maule; Sifa Humaeroh; Brooklyn Emery; Carol Doyanan; Fonseca Goveia Leite
Year of publication:
2014

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

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hamburg’s award-winning Family Literacy project (FLY) (2010 winner of the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize and 2011 winner of the Hamburg Education Prize), UIL and the Hamburg State Institute for Teacher Training and School Development (LI) are launching the publication Learning to Fly: Family-oriented Literacy Education in Schools (in English and German). This co-publication includes contributions from key stakeholders – academics, teachers, parents and children – participating in the conceptualization and implementation of FLY in...

Author/Editor:
Stephen Roche; Gabriele Rabkin (editors)
Year of publication:
2014

A study entitled Literacy and Education for Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment explores how and why literacy programmes can contribute to sustainable development and processes of women’s empowerment. The paper argues that only by looking in depth at literacy learning and development practices can we begin to address the challenge of narrowing the gender gap in literacy attainment. The paper reviews a range of adult literacy programmes and distills principles of good practice in order to arrive at recommendations for future action. It makes a case for the importance...

Author/Editor:
Anna Robinson-Pant
Year of publication:
2014

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

This book presents key concepts, information and principles to support the practice of adult education in African contexts. The authors introduce the foundations and the history of adult education in Africa and discuss the philosophy of adult education, its socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, adult education as a developing profession, the role of information and communications technology, how globalization impacts on adult education, and policies and structures of lifelong learning....

Author/Editor:
Abdel Rahamane Baba-Moussa; Louali Malam Moussa; José Rakotozafy
Year of publication:
2014