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This regional report covers developments in adult learning and education (ALE) in the UNESCO region of Europe, North America and Israel , as reported by the Member States. It contributes to the Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) for CONFINTEA V1 2009.

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Author/Editor:
Helen Keogh
Year of publication:
2009

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This paper is the regional synthesis report for the Asia-Pacific Region, presented and considered at the Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 6-8 October 2008, Seoul, Republic of Korea. This was one of five regional preparatory conferences preceding the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) to be held 19-22 May 2009 in Belem, Brazil. The theme of CONFINTEA VI is Living and Learning for a Viable Future – The Power of Adult Learning. This synthesis report has been prepared on the basis of national reports and other relevant materials on the development and state...

Author/Editor:
Manzoor Ahmed
Year of publication:
2009

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This report on the development and state of adult learning and education (ALE) in Subsaharan Africa is necessarily framed within the context of global development and change and in particular with the policy agendas of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA). The role of ALE is explicitly or implicitly addressed in these initiatives and this challenges the field to examine what has been done since CONFINTEA V to foster and develop democracy, communities, societies and human rights through adult learning. The report synthesises the Member State reports submitted...

Author/Editor:
John Aitchison; Hassana Alidou
Year of publication:
2009

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The successful implementation of the adult learning policies and programmes envisioned in the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) depends in large measure on the availability of knowledgeable, Skilful, sensitive and socially committed adult educators. The quality of adult learning programmes is influenced by the availability of competent personnel to develop, organise, promote, teach and evaluate modes of learning adults. The initial and continuing training for adult educators is therefore of considerable importance.

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Author/Editor:
Youngman; Frank; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

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Poverty may be defined as a lack of freedom to meet one’s basic needs. Hunger, lack of shelter and clothing, disease, and vulnerability are the fate of 1.2 billion people living in poverty. The gap between the rich and the poor results in instability that undermines cultures and rules, identities and values, rights and duties.

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Author/Editor:
Preece; Julia; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

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The chapters in this booklet were generated in a workshop on the theme of ‘Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work’, which was held in the ontext of the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference in September 2003 in Bangkok. The aim of this conference was to review developments in adult learning and, more specifically, the commitments made during the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) held in Hamburg, Germany, in 1997.

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Author/Editor:
Maclean; Rupert; Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2005

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In this booklet we focus on the cultural dimension of new lifelong learning perspectives, looking at the changing role of cultural institutions, libraries and cultural heritage. They are important agencies in new learning societies; their roles are both educative and educational. If learning environments and the creation of general disposition to creativity and learning are critical for the participation of people in learning activities throughout life, then the educative role of these cultural organisations is also crucial.

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Author/Editor:
Thinesse-Demel; Jutta
Year of publication:
2005

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As the world moves towards knowledge-based societies, rapid changes are taking place in people's everyday lives. These changes can entail new adult learning requirements. Examples of emerging needs in the realm of adult learning include the following: knowledge and skills for new kinds of labour markets; social and personal development for better social coherence; and literacy education as a fundamental human right and as a requirement for facing new challenges. Adult learning enables people to improve their livelihood and well-being. It also helps to reintegrate marginalised or...

Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
2005

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The importance of documentation and information services for adult and lifelong learning was underlined in Bangkok by two thematic workshops-one on museums, libraries and cultural heritage; the other on ALADIN. The importance of its role also came up in other thematic workshops, such as that on democracy and adult learning, where the need to recognise and utilise libraries in achieving democracy of knowledge was highlighted. On various occasions the lack of access to and the need for relevant research on adult learning and non- formal education was mentioned.

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Author/Editor:
Krolak; Lisa
Year of publication:
2005

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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

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