International Council for Adult Education


International Council for Adult Education

The International Council for Adult Education or ICAE is an international partnership of individuals and organizations interested in adult learning and adult education. Their mission is to promote adult learning as an important tool for informed participation in civil society and sustainable development.

History

In 1973, the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) was established by J. Roby Kidd, with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.

tructure

The ICAE is governed by a 9-member Executive committee, whose members are elected every four years at the General Assembly, a meeting of all members.

Regional organizations

ICAE has seven regional organizations: the North American Alliance for Popular and Adult Education (NAAPAE), Caribbean Regional Council for Adult Education (CARCAE), Consejo de Educacion de Adultos de Americano Latino (CEAAL), European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), Arab Network for Literacy and Adult Education (ANLAE), Pan African Association for Literacy and Adult Education (PAALAE), and Asian-South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE).

Meetings

The ICAE meets annually in locations around the world, and once every five or six years holds a World Assembly on Adult Education. The first was in 1976 in Dar es Salaam; others have been held in Buenos Aires (1985), Bangkok (1990), Cairo (1995), Ocho Rios (2001), and Nairobi (2007).

Awards

The ICAE sponsors three awards annually: the J. Roby Kidd Award, the Nita Barrow Award, and the Nabila Breir Award. J. Roby Kidd was a Canadian adult educator and Secretary General of ICAE (1973-1979); this award recognizes innovators in the field. Dame Nita Barrow was a Caribbean adult educator, President of ICAE and Governor-general of Barbados; this award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to women's education and empowerment. Nabila Breir, a Palestinian, was an active member of the ICAE's Women's Programme and dedicated to improving adult education for women in her home country and neighboring areas; she was murdered in Beirut in 1986. The award named in her honor recognizes those who have contributed to the education of Palestinian women.

External links

* [http://www.icae.org.uy/ ICAE home page]
* [http://www.icae.org.uy/eng/ordeceng.html Adult Learning: A Key to Democratic Citizenship and Global Action (the Ocho Rios Declaration)] - statement issued by ICAE in 2001.
* [http://www.icae.org.uy/index.html ICAE key documents]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Adult education — is also the title of a song by Hall Oates. Libraries are useful resources for adult learners. Adult education is the practice of teaching and educating adults. Adult education takes place in the workplace, through extension school (e.g. Harvard… …   Wikipedia

  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education — The International Society for Comparative Adult Education (or ISCAE) is a network of individuals and organizations with members in more than thirty countries.PurposeComparative education is a well established field of study that examines… …   Wikipedia

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • EDUCATION, JEWISH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline. Bibliography at the end of a section is indicated by (†). in the biblical period the nature of the sources historical survey the patriarchal period and the settlement the kingdom the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Education in Mongolia — Mongolia s education system has undergone major changes in the past century. The educational reforms during communist times were a stark break with traditional education that was often religious and esoteric. These reforms were modeled on Soviet… …   Wikipedia

  • Education in Sri Lanka — Infobox Education country name = Sri Lanka agency agency = Ministry of Education Ministry of Higher Education leader titles1 = Minister of Education leader titles2 = Minister of Higher Education leader names1 = Susil Premajayantha leader names2 …   Wikipedia

  • Education in Hong Kong — has a similar system to that of the United Kingdom, in particular the English education system of Hong Kong was modernized by the British in 1861. The system can be described as extremely competitive by global standards.HistoryPrior to 1841, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Education in Finland — Ministry of Education and Culture Minister of Education and Science Minister of Culture and Sport Jukka Gustafsson Paavo Arhinmäki National education budget (2009) Budget …   Wikipedia

  • Education in Portugal — Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Science Minister Nuno Crato (2011 ) National education budget (2006) …   Wikipedia

  • Education in Kenya — has been based on an 8 4 4 system since the late 1980s, with eight years of primary education followed by four years of secondary school and four years of college or university. In addition to this there is a large private school sector, which… …   Wikipedia