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Rose, Amy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The "Hamburg Declaration" (UNESCO, 1997) is perhaps most quixotic and prescient in laying out the changing world of work as envisioned in 1997. It includes particular commitments to promote the rights to work and to work-related adult learning, to increase access to work-related adult learning for different target groups, and to…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Adult Learning, Workplace Literacy, Adult Education
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This chapter considers Theme 4 of the "Hamburg Declaration": Adult learning, gender equality and equity, and the empowerment of women. It has a fourfold purpose. It begins with a review of the balance of progress to date in conceptualizing gender. Second, it examines the objectives of CONFINTEA V and VI from a gender perspective. Third,…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Empowerment
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Welton, Michael – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Theme 1 of the "Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning" boldly proclaimed that active citizenship and full participation of all citizens was the necessary foundation for "the creation of a learning society committed to social justice and general well-being" (UNESCO, 1997, p. 4). The "Declaration" advocated that future…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Well Being, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
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Clover, Darlene E.; Hill, Robert – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The environment is now a common theme in adult education. However, conversations that swirled around the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012 suggested major environmental challenges persist, demanding that education, learning, advocacy and activism be augmented to ensure the survival of the planet. In adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Research