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Revisitando a CONFINTEA: sessenta anos de defesa e promoção da educação de adultos

Author(s): Timothy Denis Ireland

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Educação de Jovens e Adultos
ISSN 2317-6571

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 14;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Youth and Adult Education | CONFINTEA | UNESCO

International Literacy Day comes but once a year and the International Conferences on Adult Education take place at most once a decade. The CONFINTEAs have constituted UNESCO’s prime advocacy tool for adult education for the last sixty years but little has been done to assess and monitor their efficacy either in hugely different socioeconomic contexts or in terms of impact on national adult education policy. Written from a Latin American perspective, this article suggests the need to undertake a profound review of CONFINTEA in the light of the contemporary strategic needs of adult learning and education worldwide
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