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This publication contains the results of the conference South-South Policy Dialogue on Quality Education for Adults and Young People that took place in Mexico City in 2005.

Articles were written by participants who presented their national programmes from the governmental perspective, which were reflected in the literacy policies, but there were also important contributions on basic education and competence recognition.

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Author/Editor:
Madhu Singh; Luz María; Castro Mussot
Year of publication:
2007

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

Addressing the needs of 774 million illiterate women and men globally is indeed an enormous challenge. It requires coordinated initiatives on all fronts: enabling policy-making that considers literacy central to education and development; increasing allocations to one of the most marginalised and underfunded education sub-sectors; developing a relevant curriculum, an appropriate methodology and suitable materials; seeking ways in which literacy may be integrated into development concerns such as livelihood, employment, health promotion and citizenship; recognising and valuing the...

Author/Editor:
Carolyn Medel-Añonuevo
Year of publication:
2007

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This book presents key concepts, information and principles that should underlie the practice of adult education in African contexts. It assumes that adult educators should have a historical perspective on the current educational context, understand how the colonial experience has impacted on indigenous traditions and be aware of the philosophical underpinnings of adult education activities. The chapters introduce the foundations and the history of adult education in Africa; philosophy and adult education; socio-cultural, political and economic environments; opportunities and access for...

Author/Editor:
Fredrick Nafukho; Maurice Amutabi; Ruth Otunga
Year of publication:
2006

Available from UIL's Library in English.

International Policy Dialogue: Challenges in Implementing Lifelong Learning for Adults

Author/Editor:
UIL; Korean Educational Development Institute
Year of publication:
2006

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The successful implementation of the adult learning policies and programmes envisioned in the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) depends in large measure on the availability of knowledgeable, Skilful, sensitive and socially committed adult educators. The quality of adult learning programmes is influenced by the availability of competent personnel to develop, organise, promote, teach and evaluate modes of learning adults. The initial and continuing training for adult educators is therefore of considerable importance.

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Author/Editor:
Youngman; Frank; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Poverty may be defined as a lack of freedom to meet one’s basic needs. Hunger, lack of shelter and clothing, disease, and vulnerability are the fate of 1.2 billion people living in poverty. The gap between the rich and the poor results in instability that undermines cultures and rules, identities and values, rights and duties.

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Author/Editor:
Preece; Julia; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

In this booklet we focus on the cultural dimension of new lifelong learning perspectives, looking at the changing role of cultural institutions, libraries and cultural heritage. They are important agencies in new learning societies; their roles are both educative and educational. If learning environments and the creation of general disposition to creativity and learning are critical for the participation of people in learning activities throughout life, then the educative role of these cultural organisations is also crucial.

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Author/Editor:
Thinesse-Demel; Jutta
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

The chapters in this booklet were generated in a workshop on the theme of ‘Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work’, which was held in the ontext of the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference in September 2003 in Bangkok. The aim of this conference was to review developments in adult learning and, more specifically, the commitments made during the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) held in Hamburg, Germany, in 1997.

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Author/Editor:
Maclean; Rupert; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

As the world moves towards knowledge-based societies, rapid changes are taking place in people's everyday lives. These changes can entail new adult learning requirements. Examples of emerging needs in the realm of adult learning include the following: knowledge and skills for new kinds of labour markets; social and personal development for better social coherence; and literacy education as a fundamental human right and as a requirement for facing new challenges. Adult learning enables people to improve their livelihood and well-being. It also helps to reintegrate marginalised or...

Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The importance of documentation and information services for adult and lifelong learning was underlined in Bangkok by two thematic workshops-one on museums, libraries and cultural heritage; the other on ALADIN. The importance of its role also came up in other thematic workshops, such as that on democracy and adult learning, where the need to recognise and utilise libraries in achieving democracy of knowledge was highlighted. On various occasions the lack of access to and the need for relevant research on adult learning and non- formal education was mentioned.

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Author/Editor:
Krolak; Lisa
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.