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ERIC Number: ED564014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 236
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-3-319-15277-6
ISSN: ISSN-1871-3041
Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-Formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects. Volume 21
Singh, Madhu
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is paid to the analysis of institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; the role played by RVA in education, working life, voluntary work and social inclusion; and the interests and motivations of all stakeholders, as well as the importance of their cooperation and acceptance. The overall aim of this book is to share experience, expertise and lessons learned concerning RVA of non-formal and informal learning across UNESCO Member States. Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters addresses issues that will be of interest to a wide audience of education policymakers, researchers and practitioners as they seek out ways of reengineering education for change in order to improve the relevance, effectiveness and quality of learning. Author and subject indexes are included.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. Feldbrunnenstrasse 58, 20148 Hamburg, Germany. Tel: +49-40-4480410; Fax: +49-40-4107723; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) (Germany)
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Austria; Bangladesh; Benin; Burkina Faso; Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Japan; Mauritius; Mexico; Namibia; New Zealand; Norway; Philippines; Portugal; South Africa; South Korea; Thailand; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United States