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This report constitutes the Arab region’s main input into the CONFINTEA Mid-Term Review process. It is also an attempt at a critical assessment of the progress made since the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA), which took place in Hamburg in July 1997, and the Arab Regional Preparatory Conference, which took place in Cairo in February of that year.

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Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Youth and adult education (Educación de Personas Jóvenes y Adultas – EPJA) is frequently given a low priority on governmental agendas, which are sometimes forced to prioritize scarce resources and thus limit their areas of action to the standard education system. Nonetheless, increasing efforts are being made to provide educational opportunities to those who, earlier on in their lives, were unable to integrate successfully into the education system, and these efforts are being spearheaded not only by ministries of education, but also by a variety of institutions who have long been active...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

Grasping the breadth of learning festivals around the world poses a real challenge. This alone is a good sign because it indicates that the scope and wealth of activities carried out globally to celebrate and motivate learners are immense. International Adult Learners Week embraces them all, be they adult learners Weeks or Lifelong Learning Days, Learning Festivals, or Literacy Weeks. Whether they take place at a local, national, or sub regional level, in March, May, September, or November of any given year, together they constitute an international network and movement to...

Author/Editor:
Bochynek; Bettina; Kuhanen; Lari
Year of publication:
2002

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CONFINTEA crystallized an idea into an event, and made of an event an agreement between countries, principally by governments wishing to recognize and give impetus to the shifts taking place in the world of adult learning. However, the idea of adult learning, as it is now understood, is so broad and so all encompassing that to try to follow the whole field is to miss the essentials. How then to monitor the follow-up to CONFINTEA in its entirety when the field is so vast?

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Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1999

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The world has undergone major transformations in the course of the century now coming to a close, which have served to change humankind’s global environment, physically, socially, environmentally, politically and culturally, in spite of a number of negative forces at play. Notwithstanding the accompanying questions and doubts, the scientific research and discoveries that have gone hand in hand with these transformations are growing in significance and are indisputably benefiting humanity as a whole. Unfortunately, however, a large minority of the world’s population remains unable to...

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc Laurent
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in French.

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1998
No. of pages:
35

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The following report is about an international expert meeting which was jointly organized by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education & Extension (DACEE) for the University of Mumbai, India, the UNESCO institute for Education (UIE) and the International Congress of University Adult Education (ICUAE). It took place in Mumbai on April 20-24, 1998, and consisted of two separate but complementary events: a) a one-day international seminar on Global Trends in Adult Learning, and b) a three-day preparatory meeting for the forthcoming World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE), to...

Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner; Narang; Renuka
Year of publication:
1998

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The general objective of the Conference was to highlight the importance of adult learning and to forge a world-wide commitment to adult and continuing education in the perspective of lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is an approach to learning that involves people learning in many different environments - over large distances, in the workplace, or in non-formal settings - and throughout much of their lives. From learning basic numeracy or literacy to training on the latest software packages, people are using educational opportunities to take more control of their lives.

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Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
1998

Available from UIL's Library in English.

We, from all regions of the world, university-based adult educators, scholars and other specialists in the field of lifelong learning together with representatives of non-governmental organizations having begun working at the UNESCO International Conference on Adult Education in Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997, and now meeting at the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension of the University of Mumbai in Mumbai, India April 21-23, 1998 in order to prepare for the World Conference on Higher Education: Higher Education in the 21 st Century in Paris, in October of 1998...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1998

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

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1998
No. of pages:
32

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.