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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

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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

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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.

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

This study aims to systematize the results of the International Survey on Adult Education for Indigenous Peoples obtained in Guatemala in 1999 by the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation’s Indigenous Education Institute. This initiative was launched within the framework of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA), which took place in Hamburg, Germany, in July 1997. During this conferences, which was also attended by representatives from indigenous...

Author/Editor:
Duque Arellanos; Vilma; Salazar Monzón; Vivian; King; Linda
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.

The following report is the outcome of a study commissioned by the UNESCO Institute for Education in Hamburg, Germany, within the framework of its ‘International Survey on Adult Education for Indigenous Peoples’, carried out in 15 countries worldwide. In Bolivia’s case, the study was headed by a team from the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Bilingual Education (Maestría en Educación Intercultural Bilingüe), which is part of the Training Programme in Intercultural Bilingual Education for the Andean Countries (Programa de Formación en Educación Intercultural Bilingüe para los Países...

Author/Editor:
López; Luis Enrique
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.

CONFINTEA crystallized an idea into an event, and made of an event an agreement between countries, principally by governments wishing to recognize and give impetus to the shifts taking place in the world of adult learning. However, the idea of adult learning, as it is now understood, is so broad and so all encompassing that to try to follow the whole field is to miss the essentials. How then to monitor the follow-up to CONFINTEA in its entirety when the field is so vast?

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Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

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This year, the UNESCO Institute for Education will, once more, have developed many research programmes, welcomed trainees, organized seminars, published numerous books, consulted and listened to educational policy-makers, and much, much more, not forgetting all of the follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education. All these activities are described in this new annual report.

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Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

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The Fifth International Conference on Adult Learning, held in Hamburg, Germany in July 1997, emphasized that “efforts need to be made to ensure greater access to and participation in the means of communication for all cultures and social groups.” This online forum was organized to respond to this need. It was a concrete way to contribute to policy development on accessibility issues related to the use of technologies in adult learning. A collection of practical and tangible recommendations and proposals were developed based on different national and regional contexts, and...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

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Following a decision of the General Conference of UNESCO (26 C/5 01334), the UNESCO Institute for Education was asked to produce, in cooperation with Member-States as well as with other cooperation agencies, an analysis of world trends in educational research on adult education. The objective was to strengthen the impact of educational research on the development of adult education and adult basic education, and to assess the present and possible contribution of universities and other research centres to such development.

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Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
1999

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Following CONFINTEA a meeting was held at the UNESCO institute for Education bringing experts on adult learning and work to discuss and debate issues on work, education and the future, and to come to a joint statement. It was also at this meeting that proposals were made for UIE’s round table on adult learning and the future of work. The aim of this round table was to contribute to the debate on vocational and technical education in the context of lifelong learning.

The present UIE working paper reports on the results of this round table which addressed several issues such as...

Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in English.