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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
No. of pages:
72

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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
No. of pages:
35

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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
No. of pages:
25

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Encouraging adults to take part in learning activities has become a unanimous principle in international policy discourse. Upgrading skills, adapting to new technological challenges and rapidly changing labour markets, and contributing to overall development are the main elements in the rationale of policy makers when arguing in favor of lifelong learning.

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Author/Editor:
Francisca Martinez
Year of publication:
2005
No. of pages:
47

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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators to be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasises the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles;...

Author/Editor:
Thomas Fasokun; Anne Katahoire; Akpovire Oduaran
Year of publication:
2005
No. of pages:
185

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This book explores existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing. The chapters address contexts for adult education research in Africa; philosophical and theoretical perspectives and their implications for research; doing a literature review; getting started with a research proposal; quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; analysing data; the nature of qualitative research; conducting qualitative studies;...

Author/Editor:
Bagele Chilisa; Julia Preece
Year of publication:
2005
No. of pages:
271

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This book examines how adult education is influenced by and has an influence on the society in which it takes place. It presents a clear analysis of the development challenges and sociological realities of the adult education context, which is essential if educators are to help African countries and communities achieve their developmental goals. The ten chapters in this book address the following issues as they impact on adult education: development and social change; community; rate, ethnicity and religion; social class and gender; empowerment; democracy; health and HIV/AIDS; poverty and...

Author/Editor:
Indabawa; Sabo; Mpofu; Stanley
Year of publication:
2005
No. of pages:
174

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This reference guide details some of the institutions and delivery modes in the administration and coordination of adult learning policies and programmes. It represents a starting point for discussion on best practics future directions, challenges and achievements in adult learning in the Asian context.

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Author/Editor:
Singh; Madhu
Year of publication:
2002
No. of pages:
122

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This publication aims to provide a gender perspective on HIV-preventative education. It reviews existing educational stategies and IEC materials from this perspective discussing how to develop empowering educational strategies and gender-senstivie IEC materials.

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Author/Editor:
Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn
Year of publication:
2002
No. of pages:
58

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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
No. of pages:
79

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