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Educators are key to quality adult learning and education. Yet, a lack of professional adult educators still hinders progress towards the provision of lifelong learning opportunities in many countries around the world.

Curriculum globALE supports the professionalization of adult educators. By providing cross-curricular approaches, it is a unique reference framework for the training of adult educators which can easily be contextualized to national and regional environments.

By supporting adult educators around the world, Curriculum globALE improves not only the standard of...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association; German Institute for Adult Education. Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning; International Council for Adult Education
Year of publication:
2021
No. of pages:
78

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In almost one-third of countries, fewer than 5 per cent of adults aged 15 and above participate in education and learning programmes, according to UNESCO’s fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4). Adults with disabilities, older adults, refugees and migrants, minority groups and other disadvantaged segments of society are particularly under-represented in adult education programmes and find themselves deprived of crucial access to lifelong learning opportunities. GRALE 4 monitors the extent to which UNESCO Member States put their international commitments regarding...

Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
196

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has disrupted education provision all over the world, including adult learning and education (ALE). In August 2020, a United Nations Policy Brief, Education during COVID-19 and beyond, indicated that an estimated 40 per cent of the poorest countries failed to support learners at risk during the COVID-19 crisis, and that past experiences show that both education and gender inequalities tend to be neglected in responses to disease outbreaks. Furthermore, over 11 million girls and women – from pre-primary to tertiary education – may not return to school in 2020....

Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
7

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Based on GRALE 4 and the data collected from 18 Arab states, this regional report assesses the status of adult learning and education (ALE) in the region, with a focus on participation from the perspective of equity and inclusion. The report shows that ALE has progressed in the region since 2015, in particular in the area of policy, governance and participation. However, challenges with regard to policy implementation, the inclusion of vulnerable groups, quality and funding persist.

The region has reported remarkable progress in increasing women’s participation between...

Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
41

Available from UIL's Library in English, Arabic.

In almost one-third of countries, fewer than 5 per cent of adults aged 15 and above participate in education and learning programmes, according to UNESCO’s fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE 4 ). Adults with disabilities, older adults, refugees and migrants, minority groups and other disadvantaged segments of society are particularly under-represented in adult education programmes and find themselves deprived of crucial access to lifelong learning opportunities.

GRALE 4 monitors the extent to which UNESCO Member States put their international commitments...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2020

Available from UIL's Library in Arabic.

A new UNESCO issue note , produced by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), aims to support education policy-makers and planners in ensuring open and distance learning to support youth and adult learning in the context of the current pandemic, now and in its aftermath .

Since the COVID-19 outbreak and the worldwide school closures that followed, ministries of education have endeavoured to ensure continuity of learning and encourage schools and educational institutions to explore and utilize...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO
Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
8

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

The role of global citizenship education (GCED) is very relevant to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The three areas of sustainability, namely economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection, rely on the contribution of informed citizens. Moreover, GCED requires a lifelong learning perspective, beginning in early childhood and continuing through all levels of education into adulthood, including both formal and informal approaches.

While GCED is already being promoted in schools and formal education, and progress has been made, further...

Author/Editor:
Christiana Nikolitsa-Winter, Werner Mauch, Philippe Maalouf
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
39

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In almost one-third of countries, fewer than 5 per cent of adults aged 15 and above participate in education and learning programmes, according to UNESCO’s fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE 4 ). Adults with disabilities, older adults, refugees and migrants, minority groups and other disadvantaged segments of society are particularly under-represented in adult education programmes and find themselves deprived of crucial access to lifelong learning opportunities.

GRALE 4 monitors the extent to which UNESCO Member States put...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
195

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This important new publication looks back to recent major milestones in international policy development in adult learning and education and ahead to the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education – CONFINTEA VII – in 2022.

CONFINTEA VI, held in Brazil in 2009, closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), which recorded the commitments of Member States and presented a strategic guide for the global development of adult learning and education.

The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE 3 ), published in...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
124

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Arab States: A region in transition

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The Arab States regional report, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines the advancement of...

Author/Editor:
Sami Nassar
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
45

Available from UIL's Library in English.