Youth and Lifelong Learning

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in a Multilingual World
Hassana Alidou and Christine Glanz (Eds.)
UIL, 2015, 220 pages
ISBN 978-92-820-1192-8

One of the greatest challenges in education today is to adapt and respond to a linguistically and culturally diverse world, and to combat social disintegration and discrimination. Participatory and collaborative action research represents an empowering and emancipatory approach to this challenge because the ‘target groups' become involved as equal partners. This book provides guidance for trainers of youth and adult educators and for those who manage non-formal education and curriculum development programmes in youth and adult literacy. It is also aimed at publishers and authors who want to improve their services and products by collaborating more closely with their readerships.

Élaboration du cadre normatif dans une approche sectorielle de l'éducation en République démocratique du Congo : enjeux, défis et perspectives
UIL Series on Lifelong Learning Policies and Strategies No. 4
Abdel-Rahamane Baba-Moussa, Christine Glanz and Anton De Grauwe
UIL and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), 2014, 57 pages
ISBN 978-92-820-2114-9

In the context of UNESCO's Capacity Development Programme for Education for All, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and UNESCO developed a normative framework with a sector-wide approach to education. In view of the current international interest in lifelong learning policies, the creation of such a normative framework is of interest to many countries. This publication shares the reflections and analysis undertaken with the three ministries in charge of primary, secondary, vocational and higher education and non-formal youth and adult education. It analyses the national context and the constraints that emerge from it for the organization of education, reviews existing norms and their application, and discusses challenges and perspectives.
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Youth Matters: Equipping Vulnerable Young People with Literacy and Life Skills
UIL Policy Brief 2
UIL, 2013, 4 pages

Youth literacy and life skills, especially for vulnerable youth who have left school or never received a formal education, should be a policy priority to secure the full participation of young people in society and to ensure peaceful and sustainable development. This document assesses the complex challenge of designing policy for vulnerable youth. It emphasizes the importance of including input from youth and other stakeholders in the decision-making process. It also provides detailed examples of policies and programmes that meet the particular needs of vulnerable youth in an effective manner.

Community Matters: Fulfilling Learning Potentials for Young Men and Women
UIL Policy Brief 4
UIL, 2014, 4 pages

The fourth in UIL's series of policy briefs looks at the involvement of youth in multipurpose community learning spaces and centres and supports their full participation in learning and community development activities. It is based on discussions that took place during the International Policy Forum on Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth through Community Learning Centres, which was held from 20 to 22 August 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and describes features of community learning centres across world regions. Furthermore, it illustrates how community learning centres in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Thailand and the United Kingdom engage young men and women in the planning and implementation processes.

Youth Driving Community Education: Testimonies of Empowerment from Asia and the Pacific
UIL and Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, 2014, 31 pages
ISBN: 978-92-820-1189-8

This publication presents a collection of testimonies from young people from vulnerable backgrounds who have transformed their lives by participating in community education and development programmes either as learners or facilitators. Their testimonies describe the challenges they faced in pursuing an education, how they benefited from community education programmes, and the active roles they now play in community education and development. The testimonies provide excellent illustrations of how youth-focused education and development programmes in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Timor-Leste have contributed to literacy and youth empowerment.
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Learning Needs and Life Skills for Youth
Special issue of the International Review of EducationJournal of Lifelong Learning 60 (2), 2014
Ed. Lene Buchert

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