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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.

The more fragile the world becomes and the more uncertain the perceptions of its future, the more confidence, hope and expectations are placed in both the creative and lifelong learning potential of the individual. The closer the approach of the 21 st century, the more urgently visions of the future role of adult learning are formulated. The more immediate the effects of globalization are felt, the more determined the quest for empowerment through active citizenship and adult learning – rooted locally and impacting globally.

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Author/Editor:
Giere; Ursula; Piet; Mishe
Year of publication:
1997

Available from UIL's Library in English.