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Although the education and training system of North Macedonia has undergone progressive reforms in order to widen access to quality education, the impact has not reached far enough. The Lifelong Learning Strategy 2017–2020, inspired by European standards and funded by the European...

Rationale

The Lifelong Education Act of the Republic of Korea (2009) calls on the Ministry of Education to develop a comprehensive lifelong education promotion plan every five years at the national level. This national plan proposes mid- and long-term policy objectives and a basic direction for...

African solutions to African problems

The 2018 Pan-African High-Level Conference on Education was notable for a number of reasons. First, it placed lifelong learning at the heart of thinking about education policy and planning in Africa. Second, it secured wide ministerial-level endorsement of...

It is sobering to reflect that some 40 per cent of the global population do not have access to education in a language they can speak or understand. Many millions of children are taught in a language they do not speak at home, while, for equally huge numbers of adults, the unavailability of...

UIL Director, a.i. Kabir Shaikh on the power of conversation in a fragmented world

It has been a joy and an honour for me to serve as interim director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) over...

Rationale of the action plan

The National Action Plan, which covers all stages of the education system from early childhood to technical, vocational and continuing education, was developed in line with the Education for All goals set by UNESCO. Strategies proposed in the plan aim to provide...

Rationale of the policy

The framework for the period 2012–2020 is a follow up of the reviewed implementation of the framework for the period 2005–2010. After obtaining a number of important results, the new policy aims to overcome its remaining limitations and shortcomings. A retrospect included...

Rationale of the law

The Education Law regulates the national education system. Vietnamese education is based on Marxism-Leninism and the ideas of Hồ Chí Minh but also incorporates scientific and modern elements. Educational activities combine learning with practice and take place not just in...

Rationale of the law

The objective of the Organic Education Law is to establish principles, values, rights and duties in the field of education. These reflect the principles of the constitution and the humanistic ethical values necessary for social transformation. The law applies to natural and...

Rationale of the law

The aim of this law, which is unique in the Latin American and Caribbean region, is to ensure and promote lifelong quality education for all citizens by facilitating continuing education. The law emphasizes the right to lifelong learning, the four pillars of learning...