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This book examines how adult education is influenced by and has an influence on the society in which it takes place. It presents a clear analysis of the development challenges and sociological realities of the adult education context, which is essential if educators are to help African countries and communities achieve their developmental goals. The ten chapters in this book address the following issues as they impact on adult education: development and social change; community; rate, ethnicity and religion; social class and gender; empowerment; democracy; health and HIV/AIDS; poverty and...

Author/Editor:
Indabawa; Sabo; Mpofu; Stanley
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This reference guide details some of the institutions and delivery modes in the administration and coordination of adult learning policies and programmes. It represents a starting point for discussion on best practics future directions, challenges and achievements in adult learning in the Asian context.

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Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

This publication aims to provide a gender perspective on HIV-preventative education. It reviews existing educational stategies and IEC materials from this perspective discussing how to develop empowering educational strategies and gender-senstivie IEC materials.

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

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

In spite of the explosion of knowledge and new media, access to adult education documentation and information services remains a dream for many researchers, policy-makers, community groups, businesses, adult learners, educators of adults and others engaged in lifelong learning around the world. Since adult education documentation and information centres lack sufficient financial and human resources, they cannot adequately fulfil their tasks at a time of increasing demand for adult education and training.

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Author/Editor:
Giere; Ursula; Imel; Susan
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This publication reviews the findings of a study on the financing of adult learning in Europe. It presents the different patterns of public financial support to NGOs in Europe and exposes current policies for supporting financially the partcipation of indviduals in organized adult learning.

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Author/Editor:
Bélanger; Paul; Bochynek; Bettina; Farr; Kai Oliver
Year of publication:
2000

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

This publication is the fruit of five years of empirical research conducted in 24 countries from every region of the world. The UNESCO Institute for Education worked with 24 national teams and researchers who took part in three research seminars organised by the authors. The two initial meetings, in May and October 1994, decided on the study framework and tools and a sampling plan for the policies to be studied. At the third seminar in 1996, national analyses were used to develop a preliminary transnational analysis.

One hundred and twenty-two policies (legislation, government...

Author/Editor:
Bélanger; Paul; Federighi; Paolo
Year of publication:
2000

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

It has always been assumed that education improves the lives of people and paves the way for more democratic communities. For women, several researches have demonstrated how access to education is correlated with a decline in birth rate or an improvement of children’s well-being. That two thirds of the world’s 800 million illiterates are women is also an indication of how millions of women, in this age of information superhighways, are still deprived of a basic human right. Such measurements, while necessary, present only a partial picture of a complex ideological, political...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo ; Carolyn
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in English.

This booklet reflects the questions raised at the workshop ‘’Adult Learning, Democracy and Peace’’ at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) held in July 1997 in Hamburg.

The workshop had the important role of examining the relationship between adult learning, democracy, citizenship, gender, civil society and a culture of peace. It discussed adult learning strategies that are required to meet democratic aspirations, foster a culture of peace, build identities, take into account the globalization of economies, deal with the...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

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

A glossary, regardless of which discipline it relates to, constitutes a tool linked to a precise historical period or a current of thought. This is particularly true for adult education. The fact that the first terminologies of the seventies are used today in compiling encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and glossaries is a sign of the times. In all the member-states of the European Union, adult education is leaving behind its image as an underestimated sector, under the care of well meaning people.

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Author/Editor:
Federighi; Paolo; Bax; Willem; Bosselars; Lucien
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

Adult education, gender and monitoring and the evaluation are three separate areas that have undergone redefinition and reconceptualization in the last ten years. Adult education, which is commonly associated with literacy, basic education, and vocational and technical education, no encompasses, among other things, health education, leadership training, and conflict resolution seminars offered by diverse providers, from the state, the corporate world, academe, and NGOs to people’s organisations. Gender, a seemingly neutral concept, which refers to the social construction of the sexes...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo ; Carolyn
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in English.