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This paper summarizes developments in adult learning and education in the Arab States after CONFINTEA V. It includes a summary of trends and challenges that continue to face the region in implementing lifelong learning strategies.

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Available in Arabic: (PDF, 3,51) حالة وتطور تعلم وتعليم الكبار في الدول...

Author/Editor:
Abdelwahid Abdalla Yousif
Year of publication:
2009

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

This regional report covers developments in adult learning and education (ALE) in the UNESCO region of Europe, North America and Israel , as reported by the Member States. It contributes to the Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) for CONFINTEA V1 2009.

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Author/Editor:
Helen Keogh
Year of publication:
2009

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This paper is the regional synthesis report for the Asia-Pacific Region, presented and considered at the Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 6-8 October 2008, Seoul, Republic of Korea. This was one of five regional preparatory conferences preceding the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) to be held 19-22 May 2009 in Belem, Brazil. The theme of CONFINTEA VI is Living and Learning for a Viable Future – The Power of Adult Learning. This synthesis report has been prepared on the basis of national reports and other relevant materials on the development and state...

Author/Editor:
Manzoor Ahmed
Year of publication:
2009

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This report on the development and state of adult learning and education (ALE) in Subsaharan Africa is necessarily framed within the context of global development and change and in particular with the policy agendas of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA). The role of ALE is explicitly or implicitly addressed in these initiatives and this challenges the field to examine what has been done since CONFINTEA V to foster and develop democracy, communities, societies and human rights through adult learning. The report synthesises the Member State reports submitted...

Author/Editor:
John Aitchison; Hassana Alidou
Year of publication:
2009

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This publication provides an analysis of and recommendations on literacy learning for indigenous youth and adults in multicultural and multilingual contexts. The publication is based on seven studies on the topic carried out in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru in 2007-2008 to mark the UN’s International Year of Languages (2008). The studies focused on analysing programmes that recognised the crucial role that indigenous languages play in people’s acquisition of the written code and consequently combined bilingual/multilingual learning...

Author/Editor:
Luis Enrique López; Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2009

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.

In the 21st century, the rapid pace and complexity of economic, technological and cultural changes require women and men to adapt and re-adapt throughout their lives – all the more so in the context of globalisation. In this era of the knowledge society – where production structure is shifting towards greater knowledge use and away from reliance on physical capital, manufacturing and agricultural production – growth in personal, national and regional incomes is increasingly defined by the ability to create, manage, disseminate and innovate in knowledge production. The new information and...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2009

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

This is the report of the second Regional Meeting of the six Arab LIFE countries (Egypt, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Yemen) which took place in December 2007 in Marakkech, Morocco. It was jointly organised by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Rabat, UIL, and the UNESCO Regional Bureau in Beirut. The national focal points for LIFE together with the LIFE focal points of the UNESCO offices met to review progress, and to exchange and learn from prior experiences. They also examined the LIFE implementation strategy and discussed innovative approaches to literacy and NFE that can enrich...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The African Regional Conference in Support of Global Literacy was held from 10 to 12 September 2007 in Bamako, Mali. It was a high-level advocacy initiative designed to promote literacy at the national, regional and international levels, contribute towards achieving one of the major Education for All goals, and secure the foundation for lifelong learning. It is one of a series of six Regional Conferences worldwide, organized by UNESCO within the framework of Education for All (EFA), the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) and UNESCO‘s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE). The...

Author/Editor:
Christine Glanz
Year of publication:
2008

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This book of Family Literacy materials contains forty-eight copies of working sheets that have been tested in practice in the areas of reading aloud, writing, talking/storytelling, suggestions for encouraging phonological awareness, self-evaluation of work done, and so on. These were created through the Family Literacy project, a cooperative project between the Landesinstitut für Lehrerbildung und Schulentwicklung and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The project forms part of the model programme „Promotion of Children and Young People from Migrant Backgrounds” (FörMig) run by...

Author/Editor:
Gabriele Rabkin
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English, German.

This book of Family Literacy materials contains forty-eight copies of working sheets that have been tested in practice in the areas of reading aloud, writing, talking/storytelling, suggestions for encouraging phonological awareness, self-evaluation of work done, and so on. These were created through the Family Literacy project, a cooperative project between the Landesinstitut für Lehrerbil-dung und Schulentwicklung and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The project forms part of the model programme’’Promotion of Children and Young People from Migrant Backgrounds...

Author/Editor:
Gabriele Rabkin
Year of publication:
2008

Available from UIL's Library in English, German.