Synthesis report on the state of community learning centres in six Asian countries


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Author: Duke, Chris; Hinzen, Heribert; Yorozu, Rika


Several countries in Asia and the Pacific region have identified lifelong learning as a key priority in their constitutions, laws and national policies, especially with regard to promoting sustainable development. Community learning centres (CLCs) serve as local institutions for lifelong learning, performing important functions to improve access to education. The central purpose of this exploratory research is to raise socio-political awareness of the significance of CLCs. It is hoped that government support for the centres will be increased when there is sound evidence of the benefits...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Policy; Research

Keywords: Institutional role; Outcomes of education and training; Policy implications; Case study

Geographic subjects: Asia; Bangladesh; Indonesia; Mongolia; Korea (South); Thailand; Vietnam

Published: [Hamburg, Germany]: National Institute for Lifelong Education and UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2017

Physical description: 37 p.

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Also called: Synthesis report on the state of community learning centres in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam

Related items: TD/TNC 127.521

ISBN: 9788994740652

Statement of responsibility: Written by Chris Duke and Heribert Hinzen under guidance of Rika Yorozu

'Community-based lifelong learning and adult education: role of community learning centres as facilitators of lifelong learning' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.521.

Resource type: Report

Rights: This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO) license. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 128.844

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