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Taylor, Edward W.; Neill, Amanda C. – Journal of Museum Education, 2008
The study of adult education has much to offer museum education, particularly from the lens of nonformal education--education that takes place outside formal educational settings. Through analysis of two case studies of nonformal education at museums (parks, historical sites, and cultural institutions), findings reveal a much more complex picture…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Cultural Centers, Museums, Adult Education
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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
Hinzen, Heribert, Ed. – Adult Education and Development, 2002
The following papers are included: "Editorial" (Heribert Hinzen); "Skills and Literacy Training for Better Livelihoods: A Review of Approaches and Experiences" (John Oxenham, Abdoul Hamid Diallo, Anne Ruhweza Katahoire, Anna Petkova-Mwangi, Oumar Sall); "'Learning to Read Woke Me Up!': Motivations, and Constraints, in…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2001
This document is intended to assist individuals directly involved in delivery and implementation of grassroots continuing education programs in the Asia-Pacific region. The first half of the handbook consists of chapters on the following topics: (1) the handbook's structure, contents, audience, and use; (2) the nature and scope of continuing…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2001
This training manual is intended to introduce local government representatives (LGRs) to the concepts of literacy and development and the role of LGRs in nonformal education (NFE). The manual's primary objective is to encourage participatory dialogue and shaping of experiences by LGRs. It can also serve as a tool for demonstrating the essential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Definitions, Delivery Systems
Lavrnja, Ilija; Klapan, Anita – 2001
Croatia has still not established a system of adult educator training. A large part of the problem in development of adult education studies is that Croatia retained the idea that andragogy is a pedagogic subject; also, some believed andragogy was an import from the West. Significant progress has been made since the 1950s when Croatia rebelled…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Andragogy, Developing Nations
Grothe, Rebecca, Ed. – 1997
This book contains eight papers about lifelong learning in the Christian church. The preface and foreword are written by Rebecca Groth and H. George Anderson, respectively. (1) "The Gospel Calls Us" (Margaret A. Krych) examines five theological themes of lifelong learning. Adult development and learning styles are considered in (2) "What Teachers…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning
Camozzi, Anne – 1994
This workbook, developed for an international workshop held in the Philippines in 1994, is designed to enrich adult environmental education worldwide and to ensure that the International Treaty on Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility is implemented in an action-oriented program. The workbook is organized in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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
Jorgensen, Eric L. – 1993
This guide is designed to expand the use of agriculture as a medium for environmental education. It's goal is to increase communication and sharing among farms, parks, schools, museums and other educational settings that utilize agriculture for environmental understanding. An introduction provides an overview of agriculture and education.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Hamilton, Edwin – 1992
This book is directed at the following audiences: adult educators and others who are either involved in or desire to become involved in community-based work; students of education, the social sciences, or related disciplines who desire information on community involvement as a career or means of fulfilling civic responsibilities, and persons in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation
Smith, Judith L. – 1986
Across the nation, colleges are discovering a new group of students: retired learners. Special programs are emerging to meet the unique needs and interests of this mature population. This booklet describes these programs under the generic title, College Centers for Older Learners (CCOLs). CCOLs offer a stimulating college environment for older…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, College Programs, Continuing Education
Comings, John; Kahler, David – 1984
This manual provides an introduction to literacy work for Peace Corps volunteers and other development workers in situations where the literacy work is a primary project or secondary activity. It presents information on planning and preparing for literacy work, offers guidance on program and material development, and suggests strategies for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Case Studies
Rivera, William M., Ed.; Walker, Sharon M., Ed. – 1984
These 41 papers reflect the conference's focus on nonformal adult education. A major goal of the conference was to facilitate dialogue between researchers and practitioners who are concerned with lifelong learning issues. Four papers focus on aging, specifically intergenerational experiences, preretirement leisure counseling, aging of the work…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Frith, Michael, Ed.; Reed, Horace B., Ed. – 1982
This manual is designed to provide trainers with detailed information on designing and implementing workshops concerning lifelong learning. The handbook is intended for trainers working as educational, staff development, and organizational development consultants in such orqanizations as human service agencies, business and industry, self-help…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agency Cooperation, Andragogy
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