ERIC Number: ED482534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Recommitting to Adult Education and Learning: Synthesis Report of the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Meeting (Bangkok, Thailand, September, 6-11, 2003).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This report is a synthesis of the Midterm Review of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V), a systematic effort to determine how recommendations made at CONFINTEA V in 1997 have been implemented and its commitments met by examining activities carried out worldwide in the field of adult education and learning since 1997. The introduction states that a series of thematic workshops addressed such adult education contexts and approaches as democracy, poverty, literacy, work, gender, health and environment, higher education institutions, teacher training, and museums, libraries and cultural heritage; five sessions were held on regional views; and four working groups highlighting major issues were devoted to the following: (1) rethinking of and advocacy for adult learning in the light of international agendas; (2) policy: structuring, finance, partnerships; (3) monitoring adult education; and (4) increasing participation in adult learning. An analysis of adult education and learning since 1997 includes findings in the following areas: (1) understanding adult learning; (2) making policies for adult learning; (3) structuring adult learning; (4) adult learning for what?; (5) participating in adult learning; (6) enhancing the quality of adult learning; (7) cultivating partnerships in adult learning; and (8) investing in adult learning. The document also contains sections concerning challenges to adult education and learning and a call for action and accountability. (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Advocacy, Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Development, Educational Administration, Educational Indicators, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Student Participation, Trend Analysis
For full text: http://www.unesco.org/education/uie/pdf/recommitting.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Bangkok (Thailand).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.