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THE MOST POPULATED REGION in the world, Asia is also the most diverse. Highly industrialized nations exist side by side predominantly rural countries. There are large income gaps among the countries as well within these nations. There are big cities at the same time that there are rural populations. In China for example, 900 million out of the 1.2 billion people live in rural areas. Asians practice different faiths from Islam, Buddhism, Christianity to Hinduism. They belong to hundreds of ethnic communities and speak different languages. The range of colonizers from the Americans, Dutch,...

Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2001
No. of pages:
27

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As UNESCO’s international reference centre for lifelong learning, UIE, over its thirty years of experience in this field, has initiated several research activities in this area and collaborated with a number of institutions and researchers all over the world. Building on these experiences in elucidating a conceptual framework of lifelong learning, the Institute has been reviewing, at the onset of the new millennium, existing lifelong learning perspectives as well as elaboration on new perspectives. The Institute has come to the conclusion that it can contribute to the emergence of a...

Author/Editor:
Youngs; Gillian; Ohsako; Toshio; Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2001
No. of pages:
121

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We live in an era in which humankind faces multiple problems. These pertain in particular to the future of our civilization, i.e. the new political and social order that has the potential to protect our planet’s future from constantly growing threats, and perhaps even from total destruction. This study documents and discusses the main ideas underpinning the construction of this new order in such a way as to promote humanity’s development; a development that, unfortunately, now more than ever, is being disrupted by conflicts of interest, by hatred and extremism of all kinds, by empty and...

Author/Editor:
Suchodolski; Bogdan
Year of publication:
1993

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Entering school is one of the great events of life for both the child and the family. This is easy to understand since the child’s whole previous way of life changes. This fact is enough in itself for a number of children to face difficulties of adaptation in the first form. Today practice and educational literature offer a rich variety of devices to overcome this problem. Over the past few decades, however, it has become more and more obvious that the articulation of family and pre-school to school is not just a problem of adaptation which can be solved by successfully habituation....

Author/Editor:
Nagy; József
Year of publication:
1989
No. of pages:
112

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Seven case studies are presented here in an attempt to provoke a fruitful discussion about common concerns in the reform of curricula for vocational education. The case studies have been written by representatives from each country in cooperation with the project coordinator according to a scheme which emphasizes the elaboration of ‘stages’ and ‘environments’ of vocational development as the ‘principal descriptors’ of this project.

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Author/Editor:
Loose; Gert
Year of publication:
1988
No. of pages:
426

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