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ERIC Number: EJ944225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Adult Education and Lifelong Learning within UNESCO: CONFINTEA, Education for All, and beyond
Duke, Chris; Hinzen, Heribert
Adult Learning, v22 n4-v23 n1 p18-23 Fall 2011-Win 2012
There can no longer be any doubt that adult education within lifelong learning is a key factor for economic and social development, as well as being a human right. New policies for adult education must now result in coherent forms of laws and legislation clearly spelling out ways and means for financing adult education. These must involve the public, private, and non-governmental organization (NGO) sectors, social partners, and individuals. As studies for CONFINTEA VI demonstrate, change in most countries is slow and not far-reaching enough, especially because of too low a public sector investment in human resources. In the current global financial crisis things are getting worse, and the gaps between those with and those without are widening at all levels. The need to reverse this trend is urgent. In this article, the authors discuss what the key international body UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) does about it. They also discuss adult education and lifelong learning within UNESCO.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A