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This book constitutes one of a number of activities completed as part of a collaboration between the UNESCO Institute for Education (Hamburg) and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE), whose objective was to gain a better understanding of innovative educational practices in countries in the South or countries with an economically and socially disadvantaged population. A three-year research programme analysed a series of non-formal educational programmes for adults in selected countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Canada, using an inclusive approach that viewed...

Author/Editor:
Büttner; Thomas; Jung; Ingrid; King; Linda
Year of publication:
1997

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.

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.

In 2017, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning convened a range of activities and projects all of which serve towards achieving its vision to make lifelong learning a reality for all. This report provides a comprehensive summary of UIL’s work in 2017.

Among other highlights, 2017 featured two landmark meetings. One was the third International Conference on Learning Cities, which took place in Cork, Ireland and focused on moving from global goals to local actions. The other one was the Mid-Term Review of the International Conference on Adult Learning and Education, which took...

Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
44

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Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

The world has undergone major transformations in the course of the century now coming to a close, which have served to change humankind’s global environment, physically, socially, environmentally, politically and culturally, in spite of a number of negative forces at play. Notwithstanding the accompanying questions and doubts, the scientific research and discoveries that have gone hand in hand with these transformations are growing in significance and are indisputably benefiting humanity as a whole. Unfortunately, however, a large minority of the world’s population remains unable to...

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc Laurent
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in French.

Used strategically, libraries have the potential to play a key role in promoting national literacy efforts, as they are trusted by people in the communities they serve and are in a good position to provide a wide variety of literacy opportunities. Libraries provide literacy resources for children, youth and adults at all proficiency levels, thereby making an enormous contribution to supporting a reading culture and the creation of a literate society. They are also an ideal community space for facilitating intergenerational and ...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2016

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

The following report is about an international expert meeting which was jointly organized by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education & Extension (DACEE) for the University of Mumbai, India, the UNESCO institute for Education (UIE) and the International Congress of University Adult Education (ICUAE). It took place in Mumbai on April 20-24, 1998, and consisted of two separate but complementary events: a) a one-day international seminar on Global Trends in Adult Learning, and b) a three-day preparatory meeting for the forthcoming World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE), to...

Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner; Narang; Renuka
Year of publication:
1998

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This report constitutes the Arab region’s main input into the CONFINTEA Mid-Term Review process. It is also an attempt at a critical assessment of the progress made since the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA), which took place in Hamburg in July 1997, and the Arab Regional Preparatory Conference, which took place in Cairo in February of that year.

Download: Literacy and adult education in the Arab World: regional report for the CONFINTEA V Mid-Term Review Conference...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE)

The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) was conceived as a ten-year (2006-2015) strategic framework through which national governments, NGOs, civil society, the private sector, UN agencies, and bilateral and multilateral agencies collectively advanced literacy efforts in thirty-five countries where illiteracy posed a critical challenge. As a key operational mechanism for the implementation of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD, 2003-2012), which was led and coordinated by UNESCO, LIFE aimed to support countries in achieving a fifty...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2008

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

Adult education is a human right to be exercised by all. The case for adult learning and education corresponds to the case for lifelong learning: throughout the world, education is the indispensable foundation for creating and sustaining personal, social and economic well-being. Today, this is a lifelong and life-wide agenda both for empowerment and for the development of human resources. These two pillars bear equal weight; only together can they work effectively. Their combined impact can improve the quality of life for all citizens around the globe, generating and developing to the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2008

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