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Advantanges and Disadvantages of Technological Advancement

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organizers and partners
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is UNESCO’s specialist resource centre in charge of adult learning, non-formal education and lifelong learning, and it is in this capacity that it is coordinating the process leading to CONFINTEA VI, in cooperation with UNESCO Headquarters and Regional Bureaux and the CONFINTEA VI Host Country, in particular the UNESCO Brasília Office and the Ministry of Education. A multi-partnership and multi-agency Consultative Group has also been established to act as the key conceptual think tank and advisory committee and to support UIL in coordinating the preparatory process. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Feldbrunnenstraße 58 20148 Hamburg Germany T + 49 40 44 80 41-0 F + 49 40 410 77 23 confintea6@unesco.org www.unesco.org /uil/confintea6 UNESCO Brasília Office SAS Quadra 5 – Bloco H – Lote 6, Ed. CNPq/IBICT/UNESCO – 9º andar, 70070-914 – Brasília – DF Brazil T +55 61 2106-3548 F +55 61 3323-8221 confinteabrazil@unesco.org.br www.unesco.org.br

why is adult education important?
The 1997 Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning, the highly commended outcome document of the 5th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V), defined adult education as the “entire body of ongoing learning processes, formal or otherwise, whereby people regarded as adults by the society to which they belong develop their abilities, enrich their knowledge, and improve their technical or professional qualifications or turn them in a new direction to meet their own needs and those of their society“. Adult education takes different forms (formal, non-formal, informal). It is provided in different places and set-ups (community learning centres, folk high schools, on-the-job, evening classes, etc.), for different purposes (general, vocational) and at different levels from primary to post-doctoral (adult basic education, continuing education, higher education, etc). The term “adult education“ has in...

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