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The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action. Held from 1 to 4 December 2009 in Belém, Brazil, with the participation of over 1,100 delegates, including including 55 Ministers and Deputy Ministers from 144 UNESCO Member States, CONFINTEA VI continued a series of global UNESCO meetings on adult education and learning which have been held every twelve years since 1949. Building on the Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning and the Agenda for the Future of 1997, the Belém Framework for Action records the...

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UIL
Year of publication:
2010

¿Qué ha sucedido en América Latina y el Caribe en términos de educación y aprendizaje de las personas jóvenes y adultas (EPJA) en la última década, desde la realización de CONFINTEA V (Hamburgo, 1997)? ¿Hay avances en relación a los grandes desafíos identificados una década atrás? ¿Cuáles son los nuevos actores que intervienen en el campo?¿Existe un pensamiento renovado? ¿Hay nuevas estrategias en marcha? ¿Cómo ha incidido en el campo la expansión de las modernas Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TICs)? ¿Cuáles son algunas de...

Author/Editor:
Rosa María Torres
Year of publication:
2009

Available from UIL's Library in Inglés, Francés, Español.

El primer Informe Mundial sobre el Aprendizaje y la Educación de Adultos está basado en 154 informes nacionales presentados por los Estados Miembros de la UNESCO sobre el estado del aprendizaje y la educación de adultos, cinco Informes de Síntesis Regionales y literatura secundaria. Su propósito es proporcionar una visión general de las tendencias en el aprendizaje y la educación de adultos, así como identificar los desafíos clave. Está destinado a ser utilizado como...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2009

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This book presents key concepts, information and principles that should underlie the practice of adult education in African contexts. It assumes that adult educators should have a historical perspective on the current educational context, understand how the colonial experience has impacted on indigenous traditions and be aware of the philosophical underpinnings of adult education activities. The chapters introduce the foundations and the history of adult education in Africa; philosophy and adult education; socio-cultural, political and economic environments; opportunities and access for...

Author/Editor:
Fredrick Nafukho; Maurice Amutabi; Ruth Otunga
Year of publication:
2006

Available from UIL's Library in Inglés.

Este folleto refleja los asuntos tratados en el grupo de trabajo ‘Educación de las personas adultas, democracia y paz’ durante la Quinta Conferencia Internacional de Ediicacion de las Personas Adultas (CONFINTEA) celebraba en IIambiirgo en julio de 1997.

El grupo de trabajo tuvo el importante papel de examinar la relación entre la educación de las personas adultas, la democracia, la ciudadanía, el género, la sociedad civil y una cultura de paz. Se discutieron las estra- tegias de la educación de las personas adultas necesarias para cumplir con las aspiraciones...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in Inglés, Francés, Español, Inglés, Francés, Español.

This publication, based on a workshop held in the context of the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Conference, addresses the issue of adult education for the estimated 300 million people in the world belonging to indigenous population groups. It includes an overall survey, reports and good practice models from many different countries, and a list of the final recommendations made by the workshop.

Report on the Workshop Held at the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003 Compiled by Luis Enrique López and Ulrike Hanemann UIL, 2006 - 35 pp. ISBN 92-820-1149-...

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This book examines how adult education is influenced by and has an influence on the society in which it takes place. It presents a clear analysis of the development challenges and sociological realities of the adult education context, which is essential if educators are to help African countries and communities achieve their developmental goals. The ten chapters in this book address the following issues as they impact on adult education: development and social change; community; rate, ethnicity and religion; social class and gender; empowerment; democracy; health and HIV/AIDS; poverty and...

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Amartya Sen defined development as the creation of capabilities or capacities. One of the crucial capacities is basic education. With no access to writing, reading and numeracy, people are unable to fight against poverty and to build their lives in the current global environment. In this perspective, the right to education cannot be conceived only in a subsidiary or ancillary way. The realisation of the right to education is an essential pre-condition for human dignity and for development. But how does one measure this reality?

This book presents a methodology for observation and...

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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators to be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasises the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles;...

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This book explores existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing. The chapters address contexts for adult education research in Africa; philosophical and theoretical perspectives and their implications for research; doing a literature review; getting started with a research proposal; quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; analysing data; the nature of qualitative research; conducting qualitative studies;...

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