GRALE now available in English and in French
The Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) has just been reprinted in English with minor revisions. It has also been published in French. GRALE is the first report of its kind and draws on 154 National Reports on the state of adult learning and education submitted by UNESCO Member States, five Regional Synthesis Reports and secondary literature. Its purpose is to provide an overview of trends in adult learning and education as well as to identify key challenges. The report shows that, although many countries have implemented adult education policies, governments are not allocating enough funds for the sector to be able to deliver its full potential. Participation in adult learning remains unacceptably low. The figures for illiteracy demonstrate the scale of the problem for a high proportion of adults who have not completed primary education. GRALE also makes it very clear that equal access to adult education is still far from a reality. Published as an input to the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), the Report is designed to act both as a reference document and as an advocacy tool. Moreover, it is set to be the forerunner of a series of reports that will be produced in the wake of the recommendations made by Member States at CONFINTEA VI. GRALE will shortly be available in Spanish.
Hard copies of GRALE can be ordered from UIL Publications Department at the following e-mail address: c.sebastiani(at)unesco.org