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The sub-Saharan region is the region with the highest prevalence of HIV worldwide. In 1998 the Durban Statement adopted by the MINEDAF VII Conference of African Ministers of Education stressed the urgent need of joint efforts to combat the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS “with all means at our disposal”. The Dakar Framework for Action adopted by the World Education Forum in April 2000 underlined that “programmes to control and reduce the spread of the virus must make maximum use of education's potential to transmit messages on prevention and to change attitudes and...

Author/Editor:
Hall; Nigel; Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Grasping the breadth of learning festivals around the world poses a real challenge. This alone is a good sign because it indicates that the scope and wealth of activities carried out globally to celebrate and motivate learners are immense. International Adult Learners Week embraces them all, be they adult learners Weeks or Lifelong Learning Days, Learning Festivals, or Literacy Weeks. Whether they take place at a local, national, or sub regional level, in March, May, September, or November of any given year, together they constitute an international network and movement to...

Author/Editor:
Bochynek; Bettina; Kuhanen; Lari
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English.

As UIE approaches its 50th anniversary it can look both back over the important ground covered since its foundation and forward to new challenges.

Despite the difficulties experienced by UIE from the early part of 2000, the Institute has not only been able to continue working at full speed, carrying out an extensive research programme, organising seminars and maintaining its publication and documentation services, but it has also embarked on a new programming cycle, involving a fundamental restructuring of its activities. This restructuring was completed successfully in 2000 and is...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2001

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

As defined by the International Consortium for Intergenerational Programs, “intergenerational programs” are “social vehicles that create purposeful and ongoing exchange of resources and learning among older and younger generations.” In a nutshell, it is about “intergenerational engagement” – the full range of ways in which young people and older adults interact, support, and provide care for one another. The focus is usually on establishing connections between people who are 21 and under and people who are 60 and over, with the intention of...

Author/Editor:
Kaplan; Matthew S.
Year of publication:
2001

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The philosophy of learning throughout life is anything but modern. Ancient societies all over the world have emphasized the need to learn from the cradle to the grave. Today in the 21st century, we find ourselves anew amidst the loud voices proclaiming the importance of lifelong learning. What is clear is that the context of lifelong learning has changed and the utopian and generous vision hitherto characterizing lifelong learning has now become a necessary guiding and organizing principle of education reforms. It is recognized today as an indispensable tool to enable education to face its...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn; Ohsako; Toshio; Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
2001

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This statement grew out of a need recognised by adult and higher educators, scholars and specialists in the area of adult and lifelong learning to build on previous work focusing on transforming institutions of higher education into institutions of lifelong learning.

It continues the work begun at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education in Hamburg, Germany, 1997, continued at the University of Mumbai, India in 1998, and the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris in 1998.

It was developed at the conference on Lifelong Learning, Higher Education...

Author/Editor:
University of the Western Cape (South Africa); UIE
Year of publication:
2001

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Welcome to the Learning Festivals Guide, an internationally-produced communication tool in support of the launch of the International Adult Learners’ Week.

The Guide has several aims:

◗ to strengthen International Literacy Day, recognising that the basic learning needs of all people of all ages should be met in each and every developing and developed country;

◗ to share the experiences of educators from around the world who have seen the value of using promotional campaigns to encourage learning by all;

◗ to inspire more countries to join the movement...

Author/Editor:
Martinez; Francisca; Weil; Markus
Year of publication:
2000

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

The history of adult education for Aboriginal peoples in Canada is recent. Only since the 1970s has specific attention been paid to the needs of Aboriginal peoples in higher education. Not so long ago, it was a non-issue for few were allowed to go beyond 8 th grade without being threatened to lose their Indian status.

Since 1972, the residential school system has been dismantled and the number of schools under Aboriginal administration has grown, as have the number of Aboriginal teachers being hired by these schools. Language classes have been introduced and cultural elements have...

Author/Editor:
Richardson; Cathy; Blanchet-Cohen; Natasha; King; Linda
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This report is aimed at presenting an overview of the situation of adult education for indigenous peoples in Brazil based on a significant, if not exhaustive, survey of projects in hand in this field. At present, most projects in this area comply with a conception of the indigenous right to intercultural, bilingual education, even though this may be understood in many different ways, leading to great disparities when it comes to practical experiences.

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Author/Editor:
Lopes da Silva; Aracy; King; Linda
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Los Pueblos indígenas y la educación de adultos en México (Indigenous Peoples and Adult Education in Mexico)

This document systematizes the results of the International Survey on Adult Education for Indigenous Peoples, supported by the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Center for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (CREFAL) on behalf of Mexico. The survey was completed by 34 governmental, non-governmental and indigenous organizations in Mexico, and covered the period from May to September 1999.

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Author/Editor:
Paz; María de la; Gómez-Gallardo; Valenzuela; King; Linda
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.