This book is a collection of papers presented at a Policy Dialogue on Adult and Lifelong Learning in the Asian context. It discusses the policy and institutional environment of adult learning as well as issues relating to promoting a culture of quality reflected in learning outcomes and impact on people’s lives. The second edition has been corrected and features an index of subjects.

This book presents key concepts, information and principles that should underlie the practice of adult education in African contexts. It assumes that adult educators should have a historical perspective on the current educational context, understand how the colonial experience has impacted on indigenous traditions and be aware of the philosophical underpinnings of adult education activities.

lThis publication, based on a workshop held in the context of the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Conference, addresses the issue of adult education for the estimated 300 million people in the world belonging to indigenous population groups. It includes an overall survey, reports and good practice models from many different countries, and a list of the final recommendations made by the workshop.