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Miles, Susie; Singal, Nidhi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This paper begins with an exploration of the history of the international Education for All (EFA) programme and its tendency to overlook some marginalised groups of children, in particular those seen as having "special educational needs" or impairments and disabilities. The exclusion from "mainstream" education programmes of the estimated, though…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, International Education, Disabilities, Debate
Desmond, Snoeks, Ed.; Elfert, Maren, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2008
Family literacy is a form of intergenerational learning that is based on the fundamental connection and interaction between the education of children, young people and adults. The family--in its broader sense--builds the foundation for lifelong learning. This book was published to help promote literacy by raising the understanding and awareness of…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Community Education
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Levinson, Martin P. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2008
The policy to integrate English Gypsy children in schools tends to overlook the difficulties facing such youngsters in their attempts to negotiate between contrasting practices and values at home and school. Contradictions between such practices/value systems at home and school entail not only knowledge/skills, but also differing modes of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Foreign Countries, Learning, Indigenous Knowledge
Haddad, Caroline, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
Equivalency programmes (EPs) refers to alternative education programmes that are equivalent to the formal education system in terms of curriculum and certification, policy support mechanisms, mode of delivery, staff training, and other support activities such as monitoring, evaluation and assessment. The development of EPs is potentially an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Nontraditional Education, Curriculum Development
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O'Donnell, Kevin; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents selected data on adults' participation in educational activities in the United States, excluding full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, over a 12-month period from 2004-05. Historically, full-time only participation in postsecondary (college and vocational) programs has…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Adult Education, Individual Characteristics
Wachholz, Cedric; Meleisea, Ellie; Apikul, Christine – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) in recent years have resulted in changes to content and delivery of education services. For its ICT in Education Policy Project, UNESCO since 2003 has published several reports that raise awareness and prepare policymakers to develop their own national action plan for ICT in…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Information Technology
Schuller, Tom; Brassett-Grundy, Angela; Green, Andy; Hammond, Cathie; Preston, John – 2002
The relationship between learning and continuity and change in adult life was explored in a study involving 140 in-depth biographical interviews of adult learners in 3 different areas of England and case studies of 6 adult learners. The study methodology was based on a triangular conceptualization according to which personal identity, human…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Kamarainen, Pekka, Ed.; Attwell, Graham, Ed.; Brown, Alan, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 15 papers examining European approaches to the theme of key qualifications. The following papers are included: "Key Qualifications Revisited: An Introduction" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Exploring Key Qualifications: Context, Theory, and Practice in Europe" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Rethinking Key Qualifications:…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Competence, Curriculum Development
Nijhof, Wim J., Ed.; Heikkinen, Anja, Ed.; Nieuwenhuis, Loek F. M., Ed. – 2002
This collection of essays, which is arranged in four sections, concerns flexibility in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems of Europe. The first section, "Introduction," includes the following chapter: "Shaping Conditions for a Flexible VET" (Nieuwenhuis et al.). The second section, "Institutional and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture. – 2001
This document provides European social partners' responses to the Commission's memorandum on lifelong learning. Part 1, Opinion of the European Center of Enterprises, makes comments and proposals related to the memorandum's six key messages, which are new basic skills for all; more investment in human resources; innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Developed Nations
Thompson, Ekundayo J. D. – 2001
This document profiles 10 successful experiences in nonformal education (NFE) programs across Africa. Common features of the programs profiled are as follows: (1) provide educational opportunities for those who have missed out on formal education; (2) show evidence of learners' acquisition of competencies for work and survival; (3) demonstrate…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
Alto, Romulita; Isaacs, Irene; Knight, Brian; Polestico, Rebecca – 2000
This book provides an overview of vocational-technical education and training (VTET) in the 10 member countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SAMEO). The book begins with an introduction explaining the objectives and methodology of the cooperative research project on which the study was based. Each of the 10…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies
Foster-Turley, Pat – 1996
This discussion paper is intended for policy makers, program managers, technical specialists, and others seeking new tools and ideas with which to achieve environmentally sustainable development. Effective techniques from the field of environmental education and communication (EE&C) that can help biodiversity conservationists and program managers…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising
Senesh, Lawrence – 1991
The efforts to reform the U.S. educational system should focus on the goal of creating a Learning Society. A Learning Society is based upon the commitment to a set of values and to a system of education that affords all members of the community the opportunity to stretch their minds to full capacity from early childhood through adulthood. This…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Community Role, Curriculum Development
Connor, James V. – 1990
This paper attempts to explore how developing nations can best respond to the request of the United Nations General Assembly to examine their ongoing programs and policies for environmental impact, and to report regularly to the General Assembly on the progress being made towards the objectives of "environmentally sound and sustainable…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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