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Favis, Ricardo; Suvanatap, Montakarn – UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
The "Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage" was adopted by the General Conference in October 2003 and entered into force in 2006 after ratification by 30 Member States. To date there are 161 Member States, yet the States Parties to the Convention still need to appreciate better the concepts and mechanisms…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Asian Culture, Capacity Building, Sustainability
Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
Technology has dramatically changed the world--now almost anyone can "move" at Internet-speed; people who were marginalized are able to find information on acquiring micro-loans to start businesses, and villages previously unconnected to the telecommunications grid now have affordable cell phone access. As technology becomes easier to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Sustainable Development, Health Services
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DePillis, Lydia – Educational Leadership, 2006
High school students in Seattle's Global Technology Academy bring refurbished computers to schools and orphanages in developing areas of the world and teach young people the skills they need to advance in an increasingly information-based global marketplace. In 19 trips to date, teams of 5-15 students have taken computers and knowledge to such…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, High School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Literacy
Fairhurst, Genevieve; Gibbs, William; Jain, Pankaj; Khatete, David; Knamiller, Gary; Welford, Geoff; Wiegand, Patrick – 1999
During 1997-98, a research team from the University of Leeds investigated the effectiveness of teacher resource centers (TRCs) as a strategy for teacher development in developing nations. The study included a literature review and fieldwork in four countries (India, Kenya, Nepal, and Zambia). The study examined the extent to which TRCs helped…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Kehrberg, Norma – 1996
Women in Nepal are empowered through adult functional literacy programs called Non Formal Education (NFE). The NFE classes are held six nights per week using discussion and group socialization processes that develop critical thinking and build self-esteem in a society in which women have few or no legal rights. In these programs, women gain…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Educational Needs
Weir, C. J.; Roberts, J. – 1991
A recent evaluation of the effect of a Nepalese language teacher training program on student language learning is described and discussed, focusing on the difficulties faced by external evaluators working in difficult circumstances and not on study results. The program provided inservice training for secondary school teachers of English as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Language Teachers