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ERIC Number: EJ813714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Documenting and Analyzing the Results of Non-Formal Adult Education: The Hungarian Experience
Toth, Janos Szigeti
Convergence, v40 n3-4 p105-113 2007
Many valuable activities and local innovations go on in the field of non-formal adult learning. With the pressures of day-today work it is impossible to have a systematic overview of these, so that they are forgotten and are not continued, developed or passed on to others. More generally, these activities fail to be documented and analysed, even though they could be the key to further development. Such documentation and analysis have now been attempted in a project in Hungary, using a method similar to the European Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC) strategy. OMC is an especially suitable tool in the field of education and training. It is applied under Articles 149 and 150 of the European Union Treaty as a part of educational strategy. According to the definition in the Lisbon Conclusions, OMC is a way of achieving convergence in working towards the most important EU goals. According to the Conclusions, the method is completely decentralised and builds on partnership. Its goal is to help Member States gradually to develop their own policies on a given subject. OMC methods include indicators of progress, exchange of good practice, regular monitoring and peer reviews that create mutual learning. These methods and tools have been used in a decentralised way to document the experiences of non-formal adult learning in Hungary. The article summarises the results of that project. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary