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This book comprises complementary studies by H.S. Bhola and Sofía Valdivielso Gómez, joint winners of the sixth International Award for Literacy Research, given by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg. Prof. Bhola’s text systematically explores how the adult literacy drive and the promotion of sustainable development can be brought together, while Dr. Valdivielso Gómez argues for an integral approach to literacy and sustainable development, informed by the ideas of the philosopher Ken Wilber. Both provide valuable signposts for researchers, policy-makers and...

Author/Editor:
Harbans S. Bhola; Sofía Valdivielso Gómez
Year of publication:
2008

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

The book identifies quantitative, qualitative and multi-method approaches, and is based upon existing research methods teaching in Africa. It is grounded in African adult education contexts and draws on material and experiences from research courses taught in African universities. It emphasises the importance of combining quantitative methods with qualitative research that is embedded in adult education contexts and that builds on indigenous knowledge. Examples of the contexts addressed in the book include: village communities, agriculture development workers, literacy and income...

Author/Editor:
Mathew Gboku; Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko
Year of publication:
2007

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) is designed as a global strate-gic framework through which national governments, NGOs, civil society, the private sector, UN agencies, and bilateral and multilateral agencies collectively revitalize and accelerate literacy efforts in countries where illiteracy poses a critical challenge. LIFE is a key strategic framework for the implementation of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), which is led and coordinated by UNESCO. LIFE is an initiative to facilitate and promote the achievement of the Education for All (EFA) and UNLD goals. LIFE...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2007

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

The present publication is the final product of the collective work of IntALWinE, giving an account of the activities carried out and the results achieved in the framework of the Socrates/Grundtvig network. It includes a series of suggestions and examples of good practice collected by the IntALWinE partners for the improvement of learning festivals and structured in five categories around events and activities, promotional material awards, cooperation and evaluation. Two sets of policy recommendations are also presented in this publication: one produced by the network partners and the...

Author/Editor:
Bettina Bochynek; Francisca Martinez; Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir (Eds.)
Year of publication:
2007

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

This issue looks at the relationship between literacy and HIV prevention education. It is the result of the Institute’s work on examining the contribution of non-formal education (NFE) to HIV prevention, carried out in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Working Group on Non-formal Education. It demonstrates how literacy (one of the key areas of non-formal education) is making a difference in HIV prevention through innovative approaches, where community participation and involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS are the main underlying...

Author/Editor:
Carolyn Medel-Añonuevo; Diarra Mahamadou Cheick
Year of publication:
2007

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

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.