Recognition, validation and accreditation of youth and adult basic education as a foundation of lifelong learning


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Author: Ravenhall, Mark


Since its 2005 General Conference, UNESCO has supported the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of the outcomes of nonformal and informal learning for youth and adults and acknowledged the importance of RVA in the development of lifelong learning systems. Globally, the scale of need is enormous. There are significant challenges in integrating the recognition, validation and accreditation of the outcomes of non-formal and informal learning at the basic education level into existing RVA systems and in enabling young people and adults without basic education to complete such...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Lifelong learning; Disadvantaged; Policy

Keywords: Educationally disadvantaged; Recognition of prior learning; Accreditation of prior learning; Adult basic education; Basic education; Nonformal learning; Informal learning; Educational policy; Educational practice

Geographic subjects: Africa; Arab countries; Asia; Oceania; Europe; North America; South America; Central America and the Caribbean

Published: Hamburg, Germany: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2018

Physical description: 33 p.

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ISBN: 9789282012291

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 132.679

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