Category Archives: Adult education

Major efforts are needed to make high-quality adult learning and education a reality worldwide

By Werner Mauch, Team Leader Monitoring and Assessment of Lifelong Learning, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning Every three years, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning publishes the Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) to monitor the extent to … Continue reading

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What we do in Heraklion to accomplish integration through education

By Nikolaos Angelakis, Deputy Mayor for Education, Longlife Learning and Youth Issues Heraklion, our city, aims to become a learning, smart, cohesive city – a meeting place of “5+1 cultures”.  That’s why we have created “The Local Strategic Plan for … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to achieve universal literacy?

As events for International Literacy Day continue, new cost estimates have been produced by UNESCO showing that US$14 billion will be needed if the 20 countries with the lowest literacy rates, which are members of the Global Alliance for Literacy … Continue reading

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It’s not ok if prisoners can’t read

Tomorrow is International Literacy Day. A group, which has higher rates of illiteracy than other sections of the population but is rarely discussed, is those in the correctional justice system. In the 2016 GEM Report, we noted that more than … Continue reading

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DigComp: A framework helping young people to use their digital skills to find work

Today, in an everyday digital world surrounded by videogames, smartphones, digital social networks and online chats,  still 45% of the European Union population and 37% of its labour force have insufficient digital skills. Having digital skills is nowadays also relevant … Continue reading

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Lifelong learning will help with our much needed shift to greener economies

Did you learn about climate change when you were in school? If you’re not in today’s ‘youth’ bracket, it’s unlikely that you did. If we are to respond to the impact of climate change and other critical environmental challenges today … Continue reading

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Target 4.3 – What is at stake for monitoring progress on technical, vocational, tertiary and adult education?

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university Target 4.3 covers a very wide range of education opportunities. For monitoring progress, two issues stand out. First, … Continue reading

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