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The purpose of this paper is to present a synopsis of significant experiences of innovative approaches towards achieving universal primary education (UPE) and its democratization prepared from a study of the available published materials pertaining to this field. The synopsis is based on the study of about 200 publications including books: reports of conferences, seminars and workshops; reviews; national case studies and country reports; research papers and journal articles related to UPE. Of these. A selected bibliography of about 80 publications has been compiled and Is attached to this...

Author/Editor:
Ranaweera; A. Mahinda; Armengol; Mercy Abreu de
Year of publication:
1990

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Many adult learning stakeholders, UIE’s partners and Governing Board, and UNESCO have repeatedly stressed the need for a strategic plan for the work of the Institute. Priority issues, major areas of concern and requests for intervention in the search for sustainable solutions have emerged from a systematic needs assessment carried out by UIE and other partners. They have emerged also from demands expressed strongly in various ways by Member States and representatives of NGOs and CSOs. All of this has resulted in a clear mandate for UIE from UNESCO and the international community. The...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

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Learners, facilitators and managers of Kominkan (Community Learning Centres in Japan) and Community Learning Centres (CLCs) and other institutions that promote community-based learning, governments, civil society organisations, United Nations (UN) agencies, development partners, members of academia, the private sector and media from 29 countries, gathered in Okayama City, Japan at the Kominkan-CLC International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) – “Community-Based Human Development for Sustainable Society” – commit to continuing and expanding Education for...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2014

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The human body is widely perceived as a spectacular master-piece that it is difficult to represent and describe in terms of a single scientific discipline because of the astonishing multiplicity of its facets. It is more rarely seen as a living museum of the history of life. The goal of this project is to offer everyone the chance to explore their body as a source of knowledge of evolution, to identify the results of past changes that have gradually led to homo sapiens sapiens and to its present diversity.

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Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1997

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We, the representatives of 33 countries in the UNESCO Pan-European Region at this preparatory conference for CONFINTEA VI, declare our commitment to strengthening learning and education as a priority for all adults in the region. We meet at a time of financial crisis across the region and the wider world, and in the context of continuing conflicts, accelerating demographic change and environmental changes. We reaffirm the importance of adult learning in enabling people to deal with economic and social change, to participate actively in civil society, to foster cultural action and to enrich...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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The Education for All Global Assessment Report pointed out that only 5% of primary school students in Africa have attained the minimal level of competency which should be acquired by the end of primary school. Based on this, the need for creating and sustaining alternative education systems and approaches is painfully evident. However, funding for alternative forms of education is dismally low. In most countries, government funding for “out-of-school” education programs is usually less than 1% of their education budget. This is the niche for non-formal education and literacy...

Author/Editor:
Fagerberg-Diallo; Sonja
Year of publication:
2007

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The purpose of this guide is to affirm the policy stance that multilingual and multicultural education should be chosen as the general education system in African countries, with a view to the transformation of African societies. The aim of this transformation, in tur, is to reduce poverty through sustainable development based on African languages and cultures. For this reason, it should be pursed through the programs of existing institutions, whose capacity needs to be strengthened accordingly. Such an education system not only offers equality of opportunity and success to all children,...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2010

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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

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We, the 150 participants from seven countries in the Workshop on National Policy Frameworks for Lifelong Learning in the ASEAN Countries, which was held in Ha Noi on 10 and 11 January 2013, co-organised by the Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and UNESCO in Viet Nam with the support of the UNESCO Asia and Paci­c Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok and the Institute for International Cooperation of theGerman Adult Education Association (dvv international), considering the following, wish to propose to the Ministers of Education...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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To raise awareness of policy makers on key issues on lifelong learning, adult education and literacy, UIL has started developing a series of policy briefs. The theme of the Policy Brief No.1 is Quality Matters: Improving the Status of Literacy Teaching Personnel , and is based on the discussions of experts and practitioners from more than ten countries during the “International Workshop on Strategies for the Improvement of the Status of Literacy Teaching...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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