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ERIC Number: ED434998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-92-82010-89-9
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)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.