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We live in an era in which humankind faces multiple problems. These pertain in particular to the future of our civilization, i.e. the new political and social order that has the potential to protect our planet’s future from constantly growing threats, and perhaps even from total destruction. This study documents and discusses the main ideas underpinning the construction of this new order in such a way as to promote humanity’s development; a development that, unfortunately, now more than ever, is being disrupted by conflicts of interest, by hatred and extremism of all kinds, by empty and...

Author/Editor:
Suchodolski; Bogdan
Year of publication:
1993

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In spite of its status as the capital of an industrialised country and its role as an international centre, Brussels has, for several years, been facing persistent difficulties with respect to the social and occupational integration of considerable segment of its population. Economic restructuring the use of workers from outside the city, and the low level of education of more than one third of its population have led to considerable long-term unemployment, particularly among in the young.

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Author/Editor:
Stercq; Catherine
Year of publication:
1993
No. of pages:
124

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International Literacy Year, 1990, marked for many not a renewal of the mandate in the ‘’fight against illiteracy’’, but rather the end of an affair. At least the end of an uncomplicated affair. It was during this time that the simplified phenomenon, known as ‘functional illiteracy’’, was formulated, and during which all kinds of offensive, healing or preventive measures were taken.

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Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1992
No. of pages:
476

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The main purpose of this chapter is to describe some factors contributing to an explanation of recent growth in adult education and training in the European region. A second aim is to spell out the ramifications of problems and policy questions arising from this expansion. Here, the focus will be on the dilemmas of development faced at present by those taking part in decisions about the future of adult education in the region. Formulated as challenges confronting European adult education, these dilemmas are summarized towards the end of the chapter. The central theme running through these...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1992
No. of pages:
72

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Over the past decades, community movements in Europe and North American have pioneered literacy activities. Their current role varies from one country to another. Public authority bodies have increasingly assumed responsibility for basic education programmes for adults; as a result, community movements are now taking up different, complementary and sometimes exclusive missions.

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Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul; David; Françoise; Delfosse; Françoise; Georis; Pierre
Year of publication:
1992

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The main purpose of this chapter is to describe some factors contributing to an explanationof recent growth in adult education and training in the European region. A second aim is to spell out the ramifacations of problems and policy questions arising from this expansion. Here, the focus will be on the dilemmas of development faced at present by those taking part in decisions about the future of adult education in the region. Formulated as challenges confronting European adult education, these dilemmas are summarized toward the end of the chapter. The central theme running through these...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul; David; Françoise; Delfosse; Françoise; Georis; Pierre
Year of publication:
1992
No. of pages:
87

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The purpose of the workshop organized by the UIE in April 1991 was to consult a group of specialists and to stress the research priorities needed in order to enhance the humanistic and intercultural dimensions of Adult Education, as well as to define the recent trends in the research on discrimination based on race, sex, religion, and political belief. Such research on discrimination based on race, sex, religion and political belief. Such research is seen as a contribution to peace, human rights and the diminution of all forms of discrimination. Further aims were to point out what...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1992
No. of pages:
78

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The International Symposium on Language Standardization was organized by the Research Center for Multilingualism and Language Contact (HAZEMS) and the Graduate Program for the Study of Language Contact and Multilingualism, University of Hamburg, in association with the Unesco Institute for Education (USE).

The purpose of the Symposium was to exchange experiences in the standardization of national languages in different socio-cultural contexts. Examples of the strategies and results of such experiences in Africa, Latin America and Europe were presented for discussion in research...

Author/Editor:
Wolff; Ekkehard; Gleich; Utta von
Year of publication:
1991
No. of pages:
127

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In December 1986 a workshop on the prevention of functional illiteracy and the integration of youth into the work force was held at the UNESCO institute for Education by European specialists in this field. The chief objective of the worshop was to develop international cooperation in the area of research on both professional practices and players involved.

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Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1990
No. of pages:
461

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Curriculum reform programmes carried out by many countries around the world during the last thirty years or so have been intended to adjust the content of the general education curriculum to suit the changing social, economic and cultural context and to meet the demands brought about by global development. These include decolonization, advances in science and technology, the energy crisis, environmental problems, population issues, poverty and unemployment, international understanding, peace and disarmament, the value crisis, the impact of mass media and the knowledge explosion. In...

Author/Editor:
Ranaweera; Mahinda A.
Year of publication:
1990
No. of pages:
80

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