UNESCO´s Futures of Education – ICAE´s Future of ALE

ICAE has recently taken part in the global discussion on the UNESCO initiative Futures of Education by publishing a report entitled “Adult Learning and Education (ALE) – Because the future cannot wait”.

In the introduction we declare: “We strongly argue for a future of education built upon inclusive and equitable quality learning opportunities and outcomes, across the lifespan. The lifespan includes adult learning in all its many and creative manifestations, in work and life, formal, non-formal and informal. This paper therefore examines how ALE is essential if our world is to be a better place.”

We invited a working and writers Group for a discourse to collect ideas, experiences, and examples and have a deeper discussion on what would be a civil society and a professional perspective on ALE.

The Futures of Education initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity. Inputs from individuals, networks, and organizations will inform the work of the International Commission and shape the global debate. We invite you to consult our contribution here:


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