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ERIC Number: EJ944226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
From Rhetoric to Action: From Words to Deeds--Closing Keynote Address to CONFINTEA VI
Belanger, Paul
Adult Learning, v22 n4-v23 n1 p24-28 Fall 2011-Win 2012
In this keynote address, the author explains why it is important to advance the right to lifelong learning and extend education throughout life. The author stresses that the continuing development of knowledge and skills within the adult population is one of the most strategic investments that societies must make today. Furthermore, this is an urgent investment, without which mankind will not have the internal resources to cope with the challenges ahead. Without an informed and internally strong civil society, bloody conflicts and other disasters become inevitable. The author points out that without spreading the freedom to learn and without strengthening the foundations of everyday diplomatic skills, the possibility of solving conflicts other than by bloody means becomes virtually inconceivable, regardless of the country. Adult education is an essential tool for peace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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