UNESCO | Education - New Publications
June - July 2009
New Publications

Education for sustainable development

Fundamentos da Educação Emocional

Casassus, J. 2009. Brasilia, UNESCO / Liber Livros Editora. 251 p.

Based on experiences and conversations which took place during 25 years of research in the fields of human interaction and education, this book focuses in particular on eight years of work on emotions, carried out in public schools. To order

Emergency education and culture of peace

Rapid response: Programming for education needs in emergencies

Penson, J. and Tomlinson, K. 2009. Paris, UNESCO-IIEP. 175 p.

The authors take an in-depth look at the development of the standardized education responses to emergencies, and consider the consequences of their widespread use. Suggestions are given for moving away from this cycle towards more community-responsive educational programming. Download (PDF, 770 KB)

Higher education

Global research seminar: Sharing research agendas on knowledge systems; final proceedings, research summaries and poster presentations – UNESCO, Paris, 28-29 November 2008

UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge. 2009. Paris, UNESCO. 166 p.

The seminar brought together over forty experts from more various countries to share their rich and varied experiences about three main areas of interest: methodologies for studying research systems, interesting applications of these approaches worldwide and analysis of specific dimensions of these systems. Download (PDF, 1,27 MB)

Research in diverse social contexts: tensions, dynamics and challenges; final report – Paris, 19-21 March 2009

UNESCO Forum on Higher Education Research and Knowledge. 2009. Paris, UNESCO. 54 p.

Rather than citing specific country cases, the Workshop insisted on the social contexts that promote research and development and innovation and that support higher education: political will, continuity in policy-making, relevance, and effective regional and international cooperation. UN agencies, including UNESCO, should play their role as facilitators. Download (PDF, 1,18 MB)

HIV and AIDS education

A Strategic approach: HIV & AIDS and education

UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team on Education. 2009. Paris, UNESCO. 55 p.

This publication can be used as an advocacy tool to build commitment to the role of education in the HIV and AIDS. It identifies its key priorities and outlines how the response should be tailored to the local epidemiological situation and other factors. Download (PDF, 2,44 MB)

EDUCAIDS country snapshots

UNAIDS. 2009. Paris, UNESCO.

These Country Snapshots (one page each) show how EDUCAIDS can be used in different contexts – to start new efforts, to deepen existing activities, and to provide an entry point in environments where HIV and AIDS education is still a sensitive issue.

Read the April 2009 snapshots ( (Pdf – 96 Ko).
Jamaica - Kenya - Mongolia - Nepal - Sudan - Swaziland - Zambia - Zimbabwe

Human rights education

Promotion and protection of human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development: The right to education of persons in detention

Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Vernor Muñoz. 2009. United Nations Human Rights Council. 26 p.

Learning in prison through educational programmes is generally considered to have an impact on recidivism and reintegration. However, education is much more than a tool for change; it is an imperative in its own right, challenged by a range of environmental, social, organizational and individual factors. Download (PDF, 113,21 KB)

Learning throughout life

Regional reports on adult learning and education

In 2007 all UNESCO Member States were asked to prepare national reports on the situation of adult learning and education and on salient developments since 1997 (the date of CONFINTEA V), in preparation for the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI). The following reports attempt to synthesize a fair summary of these Member State reports, supplemented where necessary by other sources, reports and research documentation.

The state and development of adult learning and education in the Arab States: regional synthesis report

Yousif, A. A. 2009. Hamburg, UNESCO-UIL. 39 p.
Download (PDF, 250 KB)

The State and development of adult learning and education in Asia and the Pacific: regional synthesis report

Ahmed, M. 2009. Hamburg, UNESCO-UIL. 84 p.
Download (PDF, 445 KB)

From literacy to lifelong learning: trends, issues and challenges in youth and adult education in Latin America and the Caribbean: regional synthesis report

Torres, R. M. 2009. Hamburg, UNESCO-UIL. 67 p.
Download (PDF, 445 KB)

The State and development of adult learning and education in Subsaharan Africa: regional synthesis report

Aitchison, J. and Alidou, H. 2009. Hamburg, UNESCO-UIL. 69 p.
Download (PDF, 268 KB)

Media education

Civic education for media professionals: A training manual

Fackson, B. 2009. Paris, UNESCO. 87 p. (UNESCO series on journalism education)

The publication focuses on the underlying nexus of democracy, development and the media based on the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights that lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate. Download (PDF, 700 KB)

Secondary education

Secondary education regional information base - Country profile: Philippines

UNESCO Office and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific. 2009. Bangkok, UNESCO. 30 p.

This publication gives an overview of the state of education in Philippines through statistic tables, typologies and historical milestones. Download (PDF, 900 KB)

Teacher education

Teacher Education Policy Forum for Sub-Saharan Africa: Report; Paris, 26-28 November 2008

UNESCO-African Development Bank-Association for the Development of Education in Africa (France). 2009. Paris, UNESCO. 48 p.

This forum, as the previous one in 2007, brought together policy experts, participants from a variety of Sub-Saharan African countries (SSA) and UNESCO Field Offices colleagues from SSA to discuss the issues, content, process, challenges and lessons learned regarding the development of teacher policy. Download (PDF, 6 MB)

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