ERIC Number: ED435016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education. Adult Learning and Groups with Special Needs. 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 provides an overview of the growing demands for adult education as well as other social services in helping migrant workers move out of poverty and succeed in cultures other than their own. Issues raised included questions about migrants' access to education and about building solidarity networks for ensuring basic human rights. A comparative view of migrant education practices in Asia and Europe and general issues relating to the problem of refugee education were also considered. The booklet concludes that it is possible to support the right of migrants and refugees to education by providing comprehensive education and training opportunities that promote their political, economic, and social participation and enhance their competence and their cultural base. Initiatives for these efforts already exist. Recommendations are made to develop and implement programs to help host populations to understand the rights and conditions of migrants and refugees and to enroll nomadic populations in education programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Programs, Migration, Nomads, Outcomes of Education, Outreach Programs, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Refugees
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CE 079 178-206.