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«The action research project RAMAA was initiated by UIL in order to provide policymakers and development partners with reliable and usable contextual data. This data will help improve the quality of literacy programmes for youth and adults, strengthen evidence-based advocacy, and develop national capacities with an emphasis on ownership and sustainability» (Arne Carlsen, UIL Director).

This new publication is a critical review of the first results of action research on measuring the learning outcomes of literacy programmes. Five francophone...

Author/Editor:
Madina Bolly; Nicolas Jonas
Year of publication:
2015

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

' 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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

‘Universities are playing an increasingly important role in creating lifelong opportunities for all’, says Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

This new UIL publication reports on how higher education institutes (HEIs) face a strategic imperative to broaden access to lifelong learning opportunities and ensure that education and learning are available to a diverse student population. Given the on-going...

Author/Editor:
Jin Yang; Chripa Schneller; Stephen Roche
Year of publication:
2015

Available from UIL's Library in English.

“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.