ERIC Number: EJ944227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 11
Contributions and Follow-Up Activities to CONFINTEA VI (USA)
Alamprese, Judith A.
Adult Learning, v22 n4-v23 n1 p29-33 Fall 2011-Win 2012
CONFINTEA VI provided a unique lens through which to view adult education and literacy worldwide. Over 1,000 participants from 144 countries were convened to advance the recognition of adult learning and education as important elements of lifelong learning and crucial to the agendas for international education and development. The aim was to create momentum that could be sustained after the conference in moving forward the "Belem Framework for Action"'s key areas of policy, governance, financing, participation, and quality to support, enhance, and institutionalize adult learning. Common themes and challenges were voiced in the keynote presentations, plenary roundtable sessions, and parallel sessions from representatives from developing countries to highly industrialized nations. While CONFINTEA VI participants represented diverse countries in terms of size, political structure, and wealth, the common ground among participants was the recognition of the vital role of adult learning in creating a viable future. This article describes the parallel workshop presentations that were made by two members of the U.S. delegation to CONFINTEA VI and the post-presentation discussion, as an illustration of participants' common interest in data, policy, and effective instruction. CONFINTEA VI was intended to stimulate countries' activities in implementing the "Belem Framework for Action," and discussed in this article is US participation in CONFINTEA VI follow-up activities.
Descriptors: International Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Conferences (Gatherings), Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Role of Education, Workshops, Economic Development
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