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If adult education, in any or all of its many guises, is intended to open the doors of knowledge and to widen the cultural and intellectual horizons of people who either achieve maturity without having had the benefit of full basic education, or of those who, having been fortunate enough to complete certain levels of formal schooling, still need or desire to obtain further learning or training at a later stage in their lives, then surely the over two hundred million indigenous and tribal peoples who are scattered over the world should be considered prime targets for adult educational...

Author/Editor:
King; Linda
Year of publication:
1998
No. of pages:
217

Available from UIL's Library in English, 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
No. of pages:
36

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ALPHA 97 revisits three earlier publications from the same series: ALPHA 92, focusing on literacy strategies in the community movement; ALPHA 96, on cultural development in rural areas; and ALPHA 96, on basic education in work (full details provided at the end of this volume). Whereas these studies were structured as monographs and focused on local frameworks and outcomes, ALPHA 97’s remit was to expand the scope to examine the relationship between these frameworks, between actions and the structures underpinning their organization, and between the range of practices being implemented and...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1997
No. of pages:
372

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The present book is about adult educators and/or facilitators who have come to change their educational practice, approaches and programmes in order to respond better to the needs and aspirations of the participants.

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Author/Editor:
Mauch; Werner; Papen; Uta
Year of publication:
1997
No. of pages:
214

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This book is addressed to evaluators of nonformal education (NFE) and of adult education programs, and to those interested in or responsible for their work. It is designed to assist these staff in their own continuing professional education and in the task of continually improving their capacities for genuinely formative, informative and participatory assessment of education practice.

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Author/Editor:
Easton; Peter
Year of publication:
1997
No. of pages:
329

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ALPHA 96: Basic Education and Work ist he fourth publication in the UNESCO institute for Education’s APLHA series, compiled as part of the research programme on literacy strategies in Industrialized Countries. This two-year porgramme of action-research aims to develop international intellectual cooperation in the field of adult literacy, to support experimental socioeducational practice, and to disseminate the research results to an international readership. Such projects can only be conducted with the support of government partners and non-governmental organizations, and with the...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1996
No. of pages:
338

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The main purpose of this chapter is to describe some factors contributing to an explanation of recent growth in adult education and training in the European region. A second aim is to spell out the ramifications of problems and policy questions arising from this expansion. Here, the focus will be on the dilemmas of development faced at present by those taking part in decisions about the future of adult education in the region. Formulated as challenges confronting European adult education, these dilemmas are summarized towards the end of the chapter. The central theme running through these...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1992
No. of pages:
71

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The purpose of the workshop organized by the UIE in April 1991 was to consult a group of specialists and to stress the research priorities needed in order to enhance the humanistic and intercultural dimensions of Adult Education, as well as to define the recent trends in the research on discrimination based on race, sex, religion, and political belief. Such research on discrimination based on race, sex, religion and political belief. Such research is seen as a contribution to peace, human rights and the diminution of all forms of discrimination. Further aims were to point out what...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1992
No. of pages:
78

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The International Symposium on Language Standardization was organized by the Research Center for Multilingualism and Language Contact (HAZEMS) and the Graduate Program for the Study of Language Contact and Multilingualism, University of Hamburg, in association with the Unesco Institute for Education (USE).

The purpose of the Symposium was to exchange experiences in the standardization of national languages in different socio-cultural contexts. Examples of the strategies and results of such experiences in Africa, Latin America and Europe were presented for discussion in research...

Author/Editor:
Wolff; Ekkehard; Gleich; Utta von
Year of publication:
1991
No. of pages:
126

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Nonformal education is a world-wide phenomenon: systematic out-of-school activities designed to meet specific learning needs are to be found in developed and developing countries alike. The pervasiveness of nonformal education programs (NFEP's) is attributable in large part to their nature.

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Author/Editor:
Shavelson; Richard J.; Brophy; Michael; Obemeata; Joseph O.; Obemeata; Jiyono
Year of publication:
1985
No. of pages:
171

Available from UIL's Library in English.