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This document is an attempt to open a dialogue among educators working in the area of complex emergencies. It recognizes that most of the newly tested educational interventions lack a long-term perspective. Education, whether for peace and reconciliation or in the reconstruction of human resources, is hardly addressed at present. The case studies described here provide a vivid account of an approach using kits. Clearly, different contexts and levels of emergency warrant different kinds of response. Thus, there is the need for further research from field experiences, especially at the...

Author/Editor:
Aguilar; Pilar; Retamal; Gonzalo
Year of publication:
1998

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The Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V), held in 1997, looked ahead to the world’s transition to the new millennium by identifyin adult learning as a key to the twenty-first century. The Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning adopted there forcefully expresses the vital significance of adult education and learning by identifying its potential “for fostering ecologically sustainable development, for promoting democracy, justice, gender equity, and scientific, social and economic development, and for building a world in which violent conflict is...

Author/Editor:
International Conference on Adult Education; 5th; Hamburg; Germany; 1997
Year of publication:
2004

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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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Mauritania’s “National Programme for Development of the Education Sector” (PNDSE 2011-2020) gives particular attention to basic education. This addresses Mauritania’s challenges, with among the lowest rates in primary school enrolment and adult literacy in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as significant gender disparities in education, to the disadvantage of girls’ access. Evidence shows that illiteracy and low educational achievement are being passed from one generation to the next. Existing evidence from around the world seems to indicate...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2011

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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

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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

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The Second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education is based principally on 141 national progress reports submitted by UNESCO Member States. Its objective is to review the implementation of the recommendations made by governments at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in Belém in December 2009.

The Report provides an opportunity...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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This conference is being held within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations Literacy Decade, the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the Arab Plan for the Development of Education in the Arab World and the Islamic Programme for Literacy and Basic Education for All.

Download: Statement on Investing in Adult Education: Building Learning and Knowledge Societies in the Arab States (PDF 138 KB)

Also available in Arabic: (PDF 375 KB)...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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In Asia and the Pacific region, community learning centres – or CLCs – improve access to lifelong learning and education, and serve as an integral mechanism for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 4: ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.

It is against this backdrop that six Asian countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam) participated in exploratory research launched by NILE in late 2015 to analyse the wider benefits of CLCs so...

Author/Editor:
Chris Duke; Heribert Hinzen
Year of publication:
2017

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The 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 Youth Statement on Learning Cities outlines the ways in which young people should be involved in building learning cities. The Statement comprises three calls for action directed at UNESCO, three expressions of encouragement directed at local and national governments, and three commitments from youth to contribute to the building of learning cities.

Download : The 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 Youth Statement on Learning Cities ...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2015

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