ERIC Number: ED434998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Monitoring Adult Learning for Knowledge-Based Policy-Making. 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 monitoring adult learning for knowledge-based policymaking. The following are among the topics discussed in the booklet: (1) the need to reconstruct the reality of adult learning in consideration of the concepts of lifelong learning and formal, nonformal, and informal learning; (2) key issues in monitoring adult learning; (3) the importance of developing a framework for adult education indicators; (4) the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) framework for adult education indicators, which includes indicators related to area (contextual data, input, process, outcome) and levels (individuals, institutions, and region); (5) learning modalities that could possibly be included in the OECD framework; (6) development of a multilayered monitoring and information system and data collection avenues to be included in the system (administrative and institutionally based statistics and survey-based approaches and specialized household surveys); (7) shortcomings of surveys and the importance of process information from the practice of adult education; (8) key results of the first International Adult Literacy Survey; (9) implications of surveys for policymakers; (10) the need for complementary qualitative interpretations; and (11) workshop participants' recommendations regarding improving existing monitoring of adult learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Information Needs, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Policy Formation, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Needs
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.