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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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Sub-Saharan-Africa: Forging links between ALE and the SDG targets

This report documents the outcomes and results of the CONFINTEA VI recommendations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – that is, the progress made in implementing the targets set out in the Belém Framework for Action (BFA) across the region. Particular attention is paid to regional or country action plans and their achievements.

Countries in the region are, unfortunately, short on evidence and thus reliable data, which results in strong recommendations to...

Author/Editor:
John Aitchison
Year of publication:
2017

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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

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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

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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

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Latin America and the Caribbean: Improving the pace

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 Latin America and Caribbean regional report, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines...

Author/Editor:
Nélida Elcira Céspedes Rossel; Advocacy Group on Education Policy of the Council of Popular Education of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEAAL)
Year of publication:
2017

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The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3) came at a time of great transformation. Rapid technological change, longer life-expectancy and mass migration are presenting individuals, communities, governments and employers with unprecedented opportunities and challenges. Meanwhile, global leaders have agreed on a holistic new vision for the future: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .

Against this backdrop, GRALE 3 serves three objectives:

First, GRALE...
Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2016
No. of pages:
158

‘Higher education through distance education has a big potential to make learning and education more accessible, effective and inclusive for adult learners. The final IDEAL report provides a good knowledge base for increased cooperation and dialogue between stakeholders across the European Union, ’ Arne Carlsen, UIL Director.

Distance education in higher education is a fast-growing and widespread phenomenon. As many adults are unable to participate in on-campus education, distance education offers flexible learning paths that greatly...

Author/Editor:
Arne Carlsen; Angela Owusu-Boampong; Carl Holmberg; Carmen Neghina
Year of publication:
2016

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