TITLE

Literacy and life skills education for vulnerable youth: What policy makers can do

AUTHOR(S)
Bernhardt, Anna; Yorozu, Rika; Medel-Añonuevo, Carolyn
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift f;2014, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p279
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In countries with a high concentration of youth with low literacy levels, the policy and programming task related to education and training is particularly daunting. This note briefly presents policies and practices which have been put in place to provide vulnerable youth with literacy and life skills education. It is based on a multi-country research study undertaken by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD Canada; previously Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA), and on subsequent policy dialogue forums with policy makers, practitioners, researchers and youth representatives held in Africa, the Arab region and Asia. Built on this review of existing policies and their implementation, this note provides lessons for innovative practices and suggests six concrete ways to address the needs of vulnerable youth through literacy and life skills education.
ACCESSION #
97271305

 

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