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Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
Thomas, Simone – ProQuest LLC, 2011
One of the most pervasive issues facing educators and administrators in Adult Basic Education (ABE) is student persistence. The purposes of this qualitative study were 1) to identify the experiences that African American adult learners associated with their decisions to leave ABE programs; 2) to ascertain the impact of participants'…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Barriers, African American Students, Qualitative Research
Jumani, Nabi Bux; Rahman, Fazal-ur; Bibi, Khadija – Online Submission, 2011
The present study aimed to assess the performance of a non-formal basic education (NFBE) schools project initiated in the province of Punjab with the assistance of the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). The study was conducted in 120 NFBE schools in four districts of Punjab and it lasted for a period of three months. It was a survey…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Interviews
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van der Linden, Josje; Manuel, Alzira Munguambe – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Thirty-five years after independence the Mozambican illiteracy rate has been reduced from 93% to just over 50% according to official statistics. Although this indicates an enormous achievement in the area of education, the challenge of today still is to design appropriate adult basic education programmes including literacy, numeracy and life…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Curriculum Development
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Gadio, Moussa – Adult Learning, 2011
This article focuses on the issue of policy development for adult learning in Mali, West Africa. On January 2007, the Malian government adopted the "Adult Non-formal Education Policy Document," which was intended to regulate the adult learning sector and federate the actions of policy makers, adult education providers, and adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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O'Donnell, Kevin; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents selected data on adults' participation in educational activities in the United States, excluding full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, over a 12-month period from 2004-05. Historically, full-time only participation in postsecondary (college and vocational) programs has…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Adult Education, Individual Characteristics
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Muller, Anne, Ed.; Murtagh, Teresa, Ed. – Education Today, 2002
In 2000, approximately 877 million adults worldwide were illiterate and 113 million children did not attend school. More than two-thirds of those individuals lived in East and South Asia, and two-thirds were females. Functional illiteracy remains high in developed and developing nations alike. The reasons include weak training in how to teach…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Community Education
Ni Cheallaigh, Martina, Ed. – 2002
This document presents outcomes of a review of the Memorandum on Lifelong Learning (LL) consultation reports from member states of the European Commission and EEA (European Economic Area) countries that collected all views on how best to make progress in implementing LL at local, regional, and national levels. Section 1 provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Citizenship
Elfert, Maren, Ed. – 2002
An historical account of the creation and development of the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) is presented. Written in honor of the 50th anniversary of UIE, this institutional history begins with a series of seven prefaces and memoir essays about the organization written by UIE administrators, board members and researchers. Two chapters detail…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Middelborg, Jorn; Duvieusart, Baudouin, Ed. – 2002
A community learning centre (CLC) is a local educational institution outside the formal education system, usually set up and managed by local people. CLCs were first introduced in Myanmar in 1994, and by 2001 there were 71 CLCs in 11 townships. The townships are characterized by remoteness, landlessness, unemployment, dependency on one cash crop,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Community Education, Community Involvement
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture. – 2001
This document provides European social partners' responses to the Commission's memorandum on lifelong learning. Part 1, Opinion of the European Center of Enterprises, makes comments and proposals related to the memorandum's six key messages, which are new basic skills for all; more investment in human resources; innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Developed Nations
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium). – 2001
This publication offers a summary overview of initiatives to promote lifelong education and training that have actually been implemented in various European countries. Six chapters describe initiatives that are supporting and promoting lifelong learning, either at a European or national level, in accordance with the six key messages (KMs) spelled…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Career Guidance, Counselor Training
Thompson, Ekundayo J. D. – 2001
This document profiles 10 successful experiences in nonformal education (NFE) programs across Africa. Common features of the programs profiled are as follows: (1) provide educational opportunities for those who have missed out on formal education; (2) show evidence of learners' acquisition of competencies for work and survival; (3) demonstrate…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
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Singh, Madhu – International Review of Education, 2000
Urges systems of education and training to cater to both formal and informal labor markets. Identifies the following components of such efforts: (1) taking into account the traditions and values of the system of vocational learning in working life; (2) accommodating local development needs; and (3) building on the competencies that people in the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Conference Papers, Education Work Relationship
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
While girls and women in Laos are not the target of strong discriminatory practices, they are at a higher risk of dropping out of school and never attending school. Specific components have been developed within educational policies and strategies to address needs of and concerns for girls and women. Reasons that girls and women lack access to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development
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