‘This Inventory showcases eighty-six countries and investigates how learning outcomes of non-formal and informal learning are being integrated alongside formal qualifications into regional and national qualifications frameworks for lifelong learning,’ said Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
‘The recent development of lifelong learning policies in many UNESCO Member States has shown that there is a growing demand for the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by adults and young people over the course of their lives to be evaluated and accredited within different contexts: work, education, family life, community and society,’
“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.
'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 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.
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 .
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.