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There are millions of people in prisons and other correctional institutions throughout the world. Most of them have no higher vocational or other advanced education, and even in countries with a universal right of access to 10 or more years of schooling, a large minority – commonly between 25 and 40 per cent – face difficulties in reading, writing and numeracy and in conducting social transactions. The right to basic education in prisons has been shown to be a prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed goal of ensuring a basic level of education for all.

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Author/Editor:
Sutton; Peter
Year of publication:
1995

As women's education has become one of the key development objectives in the nineties, it is crucial to examine the assumptions under which policies, programmes and projects are formulated towards this goal. More recently, the concept of empowerment has been tied to the range of activities undertaken by and for women in different areas, education included. In all these, a related question is: From what and whose perspective are we going to evaluate such assumptions and its empowering outcomes?

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Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo ; Carolyn
Year of publication:
1995

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

International Literacy Year, 1990, was one of those (sadly increasingly rare) occasions on which we were able to mark that intrepid achievement – access to the written word – of many millions of men and women in the course of the century now coming to a close. Literacy has been integral to my professional duties. Working for an international organization, UNESCO, I have been actively involved in this field – as an actor; as a ‘demonstrator’ addressing real-life issues on the ground; as a witness or observer; even as an organizer of meetings, symposia and congresses such as the one...

Author/Editor:
de Clerck; Marcel
Year of publication:
1993

Available from UIL's Library in French.

A network of international women projects, exchange of know-how, evaluation of project ideas with the aim of examining the international transfer possibilities and finally, putting it all into effect : these key phrases explain the framework of the international workshop ‘’Train the Trainers’’ in Hamburg. The reports of the partcipants and the results of the workshop will be presented here.

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Author/Editor:
Ellebrecht; Ingrid; Ismail-Schmidt; Ellen; Sessar-Karpp; Ellen
Year of publication:
1993

Available from UIL's Library in English, German.

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

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, Spanish.

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.

Download: ALPHA 92: current research in literacy; literacy strategies in the community movement...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1992

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, English, French.

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

Available from UIL's Library in French.

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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.

Download: ALPHA 90: Current Research in Literacy (PDF 20,5 MB)

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

In the past twenty years questions of adult literacy have come to the forefront in many industrialised countries. Firstly, in many of these countries it has been found that a significant proportion of children are leaving school without adequate levels of reading and writing. Secondly, rapid social and technological change means that literacy demands are changing. During this period, researchers have also expressed renewed interest in literacy. There have been major developments in literacy research in many disciplines, to the extent that the shape of the field has changed dramatically....

Author/Editor:
Barton; David; Hamilton; Mary E.
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English.