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Poverty alleviation, work and adult learning: report of the UIE Round Table, Seoul, 1999

  • May 1999

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 highlighting the relationship between adult learning and poverty eradication, pro-promoting a new vision of functional literacy, emphasizing the role of adult basic education in vocational development, recognising the economic and socio-cultural reality of the informal sector in adult learning, as well as discussing the implications of new discourses in adult vocational education for developing countries.

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  • Author/Editor: Singh; Madhu
  • Poverty alleviation, work and adult learning: report of the UIE Round Table, Seoul, 1999
  • UIE - 1999
  • Available in: English