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ERIC Number: EJ1037226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth: What Policy Makers Can Do
Bernhardt, Anna Caroline; Yorozu, Rika; Medel-AƱonuevo, Carolyn
International Review of Education, v60 n2 p279-288 Apr 2014
In countries with a high concentration of youth with low literacy levels, the policy and programming task related to education and training is particularly daunting. This note briefly presents policies and practices which have been put in place to provide vulnerable youth with literacy and life skills education. It is based on a multi-country research study undertaken by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD Canada; previously Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA), and on subsequent policy dialogue forums with policy makers, practitioners, researchers and youth representatives held in Africa, the Arab region and Asia. Built on this review of existing policies and their implementation, this note provides lessons for innovative practices and suggests six concrete ways to address the needs of vulnerable youth through literacy and life skills education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia