ERIC Number: ED434997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Global Community of Adult Learning through Information and Documentation: Developing a Network of Networks. Improving Conditions and Quality of Adult Learning. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, examines the need to establish a global community of adult learning through information, documentation, and development of a network of networks. Among the topics discussed are the following: issues and challenges emerging from uneven distribution of adult education documentation and resources in industrialized and developing countries and by geographical region (the knowledge explosion, the problem of uneven access, and the diversified nature of information); strategies for improving communication between centers; the complementary nature of electronic and conventional approaches to information dissemination; the need to strengthen collection of unpublished research papers and reports from all countries; ways of linking information dissemination and policymaking; and the role of adult learning information and documentation specialists. Concluding the booklet are the following: (1) a list of the agencies/organizations represented on the steering committee formed to guide the development of a global network of information and documentation centers that would counteract current imbalances in the collection and dissemination of literature/media and information on adult learning in different regions; and (2) suggestions for facilitating global exchange of information and documentation. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Documentation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Policy Formation, Shared Resources and Services
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.