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Elfert, Maren – International Review of Education, 2019
This article, which draws on a review of primary and secondary literature, examines the role of a human rights-based approach to adult learning and education (ALE) in the context of the global Education 2030 agenda, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in 2015 by the United Nations. Whereas the Millennium…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Civil Rights, International Organizations
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Zhao, Dan; Chen, Yuchun; Parolin, Bruno; Fan, Xiao – International Review of Education, 2019
With urbanisation, rural-urban migration has meant falling levels of rural labour, loss of agricultural land and lowered agricultural productivity, all of which have hindered the development of modern agriculture in China. It has become crucial to train the rural labour force to become modern professional farmers who are knowledgeable, skilled,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Farm Management, Lifelong Learning
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Trudell, Joel; Cheffy, Ian – International Review of Education, 2019
Lifelong learning is an established concept in international education, with the discourse surrounding it implying that it is globally relevant. Nevertheless, lifelong learning takes place in specific local contexts in which features such as language, location and content are distinctive. This raises the question: How is an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Lifelong Learning, Adults
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Trudell, Barbara – International Review of Education, 2019
In the education context of sub-Saharan Africa, reading has received substantial attention in recent years. Reading skills and habits have been identified as a marker of success in formal education, particularly with the current international focus on reading achievement as a measure of learning. Meanwhile, adult literacy continues to be seen as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Adult Literacy
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English, Leona M.; Mayo, Peter – International Review of Education, 2019
The 21st century, not yet two decades old, has already seen massive migration of peoples escaping the degradation of the environment, effects of war, threats to security and lack of opportunity in their countries of origin. Those who survive, some having to come to terms with the trauma of losing loved ones along the way, enter host countries as…
Descriptors: Immigration, Sustainable Development, Lifelong Learning, Human Dignity
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Rubenson, Kjell – International Review of Education, 2019
A quick review of national policy documents reveals how lifelong learning has evolved as the key principle for a comprehensive education and learning strategy from cradle to grave. This raises major challenges for how to assess and report the state of lifelong learning in UNESCO Member States. It is in this context that this article critically…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults
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Hanemann, Ulrike – International Review of Education, 2019
Among the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the fourth one is about ensuring "inclusive and equitable quality education" and promoting "lifelong learning opportunities for all". This goal (SDG 4) is subdivided into 10 targets, the sixth of which concerns youth and adult literacy and numeracy. This article…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy
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Kim, Suehye – International Review of Education, 2018
The global agenda for sustainable development has centred lifelong learning on UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action. The study described in this article aimed to examine international and intergenerational variations in literacy skills gaps within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this purpose, the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Reading Skills
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Rabkin, Gabriele; Geffers, Stefanie; Hanemann, Ulrike; Heckt, Meike; Pietsch, Marcus – International Review of Education, 2018
The authors of this article begin with an introduction to the holistic concept of family literacy and learning and its implementation in various international contexts, paying special attention to the key role played by the notions of lifelong learning and intergenerational learning. The international trends and experiences they outline inspired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Intergenerational Programs
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Rüber, Ina Elisabeth; Rees, Sai-Lila; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – International Review of Education, 2018
Education is associated with a wide range of positive outcomes such as higher wages and employability, but also with increased well-being or volunteering. While previous research focused mainly on returns on formal education in schools or universities, there has been a notable shift in recent years towards the analysis of returns on adult…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Citizen Participation, Social Influences, Correlation
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Wheeler, Leone; Guevara, Jose Roberto; Smith, Jodi-Anne – International Review of Education, 2018
Effective partnerships across different stakeholders are essential to the collaboration required for learning cities to contribute to sustainable development. Through partnerships, formal educational institutions, such as schools and universities, play a vital role in establishing and sustaining learning cities, often by facilitating the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Sustainable Development, School Community Programs, Case Studies
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Ofei-Manu, Paul; Didham, Robert J.; Byun, Won Jung; Phillips, Rebecca; Dickella Gamaralalage, Premakumara Jagath; Rees, Sian – International Review of Education, 2018
Quality learning for sustainability can have a transformative effect in terms of promoting empowerment, leadership and wise investments in individual and collective lives and regenerating the local economies of cities, making them more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. It can also help cities move towards achieving the United Nations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Participative Decision Making, Municipalities
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Gedviliene, Genute; Tutlys, Vidmantas; Lukošuniene, Vilija; Zuzeviciute, Vaiva – International Review of Education, 2018
The Baltic countries regained their independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and joined the European Union in 2004. This article seeks to explore institutional development and reforms of adult education and lifelong learning in Lithuania with respect to the processes, the actors and the context of socioeconomic change over the past 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Lavrijsen, Jeroen; Nicaise, Ides – International Review of Education, 2017
An important issue in the design of secondary-level education is the balance between conveying general and occupation-specific (vocational) skills. On the one hand, vocationally oriented programmes, providing occupation-specific skills with immediate labour market relevance, have repeatedly been shown to secure safe pathways into employment. On…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Career Development
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw – International Review of Education, 2017
The adoption of a national qualifications framework (NQF) by some governments in all world regions has shown some success in the area of formal learning. However, while NQFs continue to enhance "formal" learning in many countries, the same cannot be said for the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of "non-formal"…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Informal Education, Guidelines
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