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Behan, Cormac – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2021
This publication focuses on some of the unique characteristics and challenges concerning the provision of education in prison, including: the emergence of an informal curriculum; language tuition in prison; access to higher education; the availability of library facilities; digital literacy; civic engagement and social (re)integration; and prison…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Barriers
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2021
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has launched a new publication, "Integrated Approaches to Literacy and Skills Development: Examples of Best Practice in Adult Learning Programmes." This new compilation showcases 21 adult education programmes that demonstrate promising approaches to integrating literacy, life skills and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020
Adult numeracy is key to improving citizens' lives and supporting the development of jobs markets, economies and societies around the globe. However, its importance is all too often overlooked, in terms of both numeracy education (for adults and in schools) and monitoring of skill levels by credible direct assessment. The UNESCO Institute for…
Descriptors: Adults, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020
Providing free access to relevant resources is crucial for prisoners' personal development, well-being and, ultimately, rehabilitation. By offering a variety of reading and learning materials, from easy to expert levels and in various languages, prison libraries provide lifelong learning opportunities, thereby improving inmates' chances of…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Special Libraries, Library Role
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020
A large and growing number of people worldwide are excluded from participating in the economy and society, which poses a problem not only in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on education, but also in making progress on the other goals of the 2030 Agenda, spanning issues from climate change to poverty reduction. The fourth…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Sustainable Development, Adult Education, Objectives
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) prepares the "Global Report on Adult Learning and Education" ("GRALE") every three years in order to strengthen understanding of 'where we stand' as a global community, and to address the growing need for youth and adult education. The present report draws on data from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Adult Learning, Adult Education
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020
Adult numeracy and literacy skills are key to transforming lives, promoting social inclusion and contributing to sustainable societies. Achieving an optimal return on investment with regard to the development of adult skills and competencies requires the collation of comprehensive data to assess what people know, what they do with what they know,…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning, Competence
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020
This report, a contribution to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) Futures of Education initiative, reflects on the potential contribution of lifelong learning both in transforming the field of education and in creating a more sustainable, healthy and inclusive future. Drawing on the insights of 12…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Specialists, International Organizations
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2019
A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country's qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, National Standards
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2019
The publication "Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2019 -- Volume II: National and regional cases" gathers information on progress in establishing national qualifications frameworks (NQFs), as well as the challenges and success factors in implementation. It shows how countries around the globe are…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, Qualifications, National Standards
Boeren, Ellen, Ed.; Field, John, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2019
The Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) provides a clear and comprehensive picture of the state of adult learning and education (ALE) around the world. The "4th Global Report on Adult Learning and Education" ("GRALE 4") monitors the extent to which UNESCO Member States put their international commitments…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Governance, Educational Finance
Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2018
Since 2011, millions of Syrians have fled brutal conflict in their homeland to seek refuge in other countries. Millions more remain internally displaced. More than 5.7 million children and youth are in need of educational assistance as a result of this bloody and protracted war (OCHA, 2015) and, with no political solution in sight, it seems likely…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Competence, Refugees, Foreign Countries
do Nascimento, Daniele Vieira, Ed.; Valdés-Cotera, Raúl, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2018
A new UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) publication, "Promoting lifelong learning for all: The experiences of Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania," marks a significant outcome of a project to promote lifelong learning for all in selected African countries. The report highlights the progress…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Sustainable Development
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2018
Basic education is essential if societies and economies are to thrive and become sustainable in challenging times. However, many people have never had an opportunity to benefit from education and many others leave the initial phase of education without attaining the level of proficiency in literacy and numeracy needed to participate fully in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Basic Education, Recognition (Achievement), Accreditation (Institutions)
Hanemann, Ulrike; McCaffery, Juliet; Newell-Jones, Katy; Scarpino, Cassandra – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2017
This report highlights the critical role family literacy and learning play in breaking down barriers between different learning contexts and engaging hard-to-reach adults and children in education. This report was developed as part of a family learning project initiated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in 2016. Based on the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Family Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Barriers
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