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This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA’s strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is paid to the analysis of institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; the role played by RVA in education, working life, voluntary work and social inclusion; and the interests and motivations of all stakeholders, as well as the importance of their cooperation and acceptance. The overall aim of this book is to share experience, expertise and lessons learned concerning RVA of non-formal and informal learning across UNESCO Member States. Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters addresses issues that will be of interest to a wide audience of education policymakers, researchers and practitioners as they seek out ways of reengineering education for change in order to improve the relevance, effectiveness and quality of learning.


Madhu Singh

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