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The informal sector is an important segment of the economies and the civil society of developing countries. But there is only limited information on the extent and type of programs in education and training within this sector. This volume documents studies sponsored by the UNESCO Institute for Education and the International Labour Office on education, training and skills-formation for decent work in the informal sector. It examines interesting cases of skills-transfer combining social and technical learning processes and draws lessons pertinent for the design and implementation of...

Author/Editor:
Madhu Singh
Year of publication:
2005

The Asian Region faces a huge task of meeting the right to education of 614 million illiterate adolescents and adults and over 60 million out-of-school children. Alone in South Asia there are 429 million adult illiterates and 50 million children of school going age who have had no schooling. The Fifth International Conference on Adult Education held in Hamburg (CONFINTEAV)2 in 1997 clearly stated that the global challenge of Education for All cannot be tackled without meeting the basic learning needs of adult women and men especially in developing countries.

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Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2004

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

This book is an outcome of an international seminar organized by UIE in partnership with the Faculty of Education of the University of Hamburg in June 2002 entitled “Strengthening Democracy and Critical Citizenship through Lifelong Learning”. The papers selected reflect key issues addressed during the seminar and aim to highlight questions not often raised contributing to a deeper understanding of the relationship between democracy and education in the context of lifelong learning.

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Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn; Mitchell; Gordon
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This book contains a selection of papers presented during the Regional Conference of Lifelong Learning in Europe: Moving towards EFA Goals and the CONFINTEA V Agenda. This was the first conference held at the regional level which covered the three areas of lifelong learning, education for all and adult education.

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Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This publication contains the major papers presented during the International Conference on Lifelong Learning: Global Perspectives in Education held in Beijing in July 2001. Almost 200 participants from government agencies, academic institutions, research organizations, multilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations from 40 countries shared their policies and practices on lifelong learning in their respective contexts.

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Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

As UNESCO’s international reference centre for lifelong learning, UIE, over its thirty years of experience in this field, has initiated several research activities in this area and collaborated with a number of institutions and researchers all over the world. Building on these experiences in elucidating a conceptual framework of lifelong learning, the Institute has been reviewing, at the onset of the new millennium, existing lifelong learning perspectives as well as elaboration on new perspectives. The Institute has come to the conclusion that it can contribute to the emergence of a...

Author/Editor:
Youngs; Gillian; Ohsako; Toshio; Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2001

Available from UIL's Library in English.

THE MOST POPULATED REGION in the world, Asia is also the most diverse. Highly industrialized nations exist side by side predominantly rural countries. There are large income gaps among the countries as well within these nations. There are big cities at the same time that there are rural populations. In China for example, 900 million out of the 1.2 billion people live in rural areas. Asians practice different faiths from Islam, Buddhism, Christianity to Hinduism. They belong to hundreds of ethnic communities and speak different languages. The range of colonizers from the Americans, Dutch,...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2001

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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

Available from UIL's Library in French.

Entering school is one of the great events of life for both the child and the family. This is easy to understand since the child’s whole previous way of life changes. This fact is enough in itself for a number of children to face difficulties of adaptation in the first form. Today practice and educational literature offer a rich variety of devices to overcome this problem. Over the past few decades, however, it has become more and more obvious that the articulation of family and pre-school to school is not just a problem of adaptation which can be solved by successfully habituation....

Author/Editor:
Nagy; József
Year of publication:
1989

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Seven case studies are presented here in an attempt to provoke a fruitful discussion about common concerns in the reform of curricula for vocational education. The case studies have been written by representatives from each country in cooperation with the project coordinator according to a scheme which emphasizes the elaboration of ‘stages’ and ‘environments’ of vocational development as the ‘principal descriptors’ of this project.

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Author/Editor:
Loose; Gert
Year of publication:
1988

Available from UIL's Library in English.