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Hoppers, Wim – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
This article explores the nature of participatory practices in policy-making in basic education and their impact on the directions and outcomes of policy. Drawing on theoretical developments in policy studies, the focus is on non-formal education as a policy challenge for EFA. Data are presented from a recent field study undertaken in Uganda of…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Disadvantaged Youth, Participative Decision Making, Nonformal Education
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Hoppers, Wim – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2008
This article explores the extent to which and how non-formal education (NFE) contributes to the development of a more diversified basic education system and thus to the achievement of EFA. It outlines the current nature of NFE, the frameworks provided by the EFA movement, and the evolution of reflection, policies and practices in NFE in relation…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Youth Problems, Performance Factors, Nonformal Education
Hoppers, Wim – International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO, 2006
This paper intends to: identify the problems of non-formal education within different socioeconomic contexts in relation to the changing landscape of basic education as a whole; review the range of current practices; and raise some pertinent issues as a basis for policy analysis and further systematic research and development work on non-formal…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Policy Analysis
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Hoppers, Wim – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Argues that the present crisis of basic education for young people in Africa reveals problems that are more fundamental than enrollments, inputs, and costs. Maintains that non-conventional approaches to learning, associated with non-formal and distance education, have important but distinct contributions to make to the reform of mainstream…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
Hoppers, Wim – 1986
This report reviews a conference for researchers, administrators, planners, and practitioners from countries with varying socioeconomic and cultural systems to exchange ideas and experiences about youth programs designed to ease the transition from formal schooling to the workplace. Part I contains an overview of the conference proceedings and a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Development, Educational Innovation