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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
Vezne, Rabia; Günbayi, Ilhan; Hromatko, Ivan – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this research was to classify the opinions of the disabled participants and educators on Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Project on non-formal learning regarding whether they knew the meaning of non-formal learning, through which non-formal learning activities happening during the Project workshop, and whether this learning had a contribution to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Case Studies, Nonformal Education, Teachers
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Law, Patrina; Jelfs, Anne – Open Praxis, 2016
The Open University (OU) makes a proportion of all its taught modules available to the public via OpenLearn each year. This process involves the modification, of module excerpts, showcasing subject matter and teaching approach. This activity serves both the University's social and business missions through the delivery of free courses to the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Universities, Learning Modules, Educational Resources
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Plavšic, Marlena; Dikovic, Marina – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
One of the roles of higher education is to prepare and encourage students for lifelong learning. However, no evidence can be found about students' plans for further learning and teaching related to formal, non-formal and informal context. The purpose of this study was to explore these students' plans in relation to their study group, level of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction
Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2011
This paper examines literacy and language learning across the lifespan within the context of immigrants in the Canadian context. It explores the process of improving literacy skills and acquiring second or third language skills through the systems of formal, non-formal and informal learning, as defined by the OECD [Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Family Literacy, Informal Education
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Espeland, Magne – Music Education Research, 2010
In this keynote, the author discusses dichotomies having to do with: (1) technology/digital proponents versus non-technology/analogue proponents; (2) a formal/formalist position versus an informal/informalist position; and (3) educator/teacher views versus artist/musician views. The author often wonders what the essence of these dichotomies are,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Trend Analysis
Online Submission, 2006
The Community Learning Centre (CLC) Project has been carried out since 1998 within the framework of the Asia Pacific Program of Education for All (APPEAL). CLC is a multi-purpose learning center that serves as a local venue for adults, youth and children to engage in all kinds of learning. After a few years' implementation, some countries have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Private Sector, Pilot Projects
Cain, Margaret L. – 2002
Recent empirical and theoretical literature was reviewed to examine how the dynamics of class, gender, and race affect adult learning in nonformal and informal settings. The following were among the key findings: (1) social dynamics such as class, gender, and race influence individuals' development of their self or subjectivity, which in turn…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Context Effect, Educational Environment
This document contains three papers on transfer of training and human resources. "The Effect of Organizational Support, Management Support, and Peer Support on Transfer of Training" (Susan E. Cromwell, Judith A. Kolb) reports on a longitudinal study of work environment factors that affect transfer of training in a university supervisory…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Adult Learning, Andragogy
Dumont, Jim – Native Americas, 2002
Native Americans must stop giving allegiance and attention to this other way (the Christian, westernized way) that has destroyed them. Native Americans have to reach their people in such a way that their traditional life is the first thing. They have to learn their traditional teachings well enough so that when they pass them on, their children…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians
Kirkness, Verna J. – 2002
As a world community, Indigenous peoples are faced with many common challenges in their attempts to maintain the vitality of their respective languages and to honor the "natural order of the Creator." Ten strategies are discussed that are critical to the task of renewing and maintaining Indigenous languages. These strategies are: (1)…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Community Action, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
Jancewicz, Bill; MacKenzie, Marguerite; Guanish, George; Nabinicaboo, Silas – 2002
The Naskapi language is unique in northern Quebec because of the Naskapi people's late contact with Europeans, their geographic isolation, and the high proportion of Naskapi speakers in their territory. For the last two decades, a language development strategy has been emerging in the community as outside language specialists have been invited to…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Community Leaders
This document contains three papers on technology-enabled learning and human resource development. Among results found in "Current State of Technology-enabled Learning Programs in Select Federal Government Organizations: a Case Study of Ten Organizations" (Letitia A. Combs) are the following: the dominant delivery method is traditional…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Andragogy, Case Studies
Granberg, Kimberly A. – 2002
As part of an attempt to develop a multicultural model of teacher education that incorporates and embraces Anishinaabe philosophy, interviews were conducted with seven Anishinaabe elders from one Canadian and three U.S. reservations. Eight themes emerged. In order of their importance to the meaning and experience of being Anishinaabe, they are…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Chippewa (Tribe), Cultural Awareness
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