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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.

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

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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The human right to education is particularly important in the prison environment, as prisoners often come from disadvantaged socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

This publication explores the extent to which prison authorities fulfil their societal mandate to rehabilitate and reintegrate inmates by enabling them to use prison libraries to pursue their right to education.

Reading and using a prison library can open up a world beyond prison bars, allowing prisoners to forget for a time the harsh reality of prison life and empower them to choose their own reading...

Author/Editor:
Lisa Krolak
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
50

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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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The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Brazil in December 2009, closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action , which recorded the commitments of Member States and presented a strategic guide for the global development of adult learning and education from a lifelong learning perspective. The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), published in 2016, drew on...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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

Asia and the Pacific: A new agenda for ALE based on the gains made in recent decades

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 report on Asia and the Pacific (AP), one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult...

Author/Editor:
Rangachar Govinda
Year of publication:
2017

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Europe and North America: Increased levels of participation

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 ), due to be published in 2019. The report on Europe and North America, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines the...

Author/Editor:
Aleksandra Kozyra; Ricarda Motschilnig; Gina Ebner
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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

Available from UIL's Library in English.