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Walters, Shirley; Watters, Kathy – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article contextualizes and reviews the third global report on adult learning and education (ALE) released by UNESCO in 2016. The authors suggest that it is a visionary document, which is articulated through the bringing together of data from a range of areas that are usually kept apart. They recognize the report as a bold attempt to project…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Reports, Lifelong Learning
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Ngozwana, Nomazulu Alice – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper investigates the extent to which civic education is achieving its goals of teaching democracy and producing responsible democratic citizenship in Lesotho. This is done by analysing the conceptions of civic education, democracy, public participation, human rights, freedoms and responsibilities that appear in Lesotho's documents that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Civil Rights
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Straubhaar, Rolf – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
While the anglophone academic literature has long engaged in analysis of the role of privilege in the work of educators in the Global North, this article represents an initial foray into such analysis in non-formal educational settings in the Global South. Through a cultural-textual document analysis of 12?months of personal journal entries…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Journal Writing, Social Influences, Social Bias
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Under the research radar, and yet highly influential in transformation of practices concerning the social understanding and enactment of gender, are women-led non-governmental organizations (WNGOs). Their continued efforts to reconfigure gender identities and their impact on public policy formation have expanded notions of citizenship and…
Descriptors: Females, Nongovernmental Organizations, Institutional Role, Sex Fairness
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Maliszewski, Tomasz; Solarczyk-Szwec, Hanna – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The purpose of this article is to present the changes that have taken place in Polish adult education in the years 1989-2013 under the influence of multiple factors, i.e. social, economic, political and those relating to civilization on the whole. This article is an attempt to answer the following questions: does modern adult education in Poland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
Singh, Madhu, Ed.; Duvekot, Ruud, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This publication is the outcome of the international conference organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the Centre for Validation of Prior Learning at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, and in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO that was held in Hamburg in…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement), Validity
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Choudry, Aziz; Bleakney, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Trade unions and other sites of community-labour organizing such as workers centres are rich, yet contested spaces of education and knowledge production in which both non-formal and informal / incidental forms of learning occur. Putting forward a critique of dominant strands of worker education, the authors ask what spaces exist for social…
Descriptors: Unions, Labor Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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Gorshkov, N. K.; Kliucharev, G. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2013
An analysis of the problems of continuous education in Russia shows that improvements result from two factors: concerted action on the part of all stakeholders (the state, noncommercial organizations and associations, employers, representatives of educational institutions, parents, school students, and students and trainees in the systems of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Hill, Bob – Online Submission, 2012
We in the U.S. live at the edge of radical possibilities, but few seem to actually see openings available for profound change, or perhaps have become simply too paralyzed to act. After all, the U.S. government in the post 9-11 world has placed "national security" above "liberty" and taken unprecedented measures to monitor citizens'…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Violence, Social Problems
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Taylor, Edward W.; Duveskog, Deborah; Friis-Hansen, Esbern – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the practice of Farmer-Field Schools (FFS) theoretically framed from the perspective of transformative learning theory and non-formal education (NFE). Farmer-Field Schools are community-led NFE programs that provide a platform where farmers meet regularly to study the "how and why" of farming and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Nonformal Education
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Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Nonformal education is learner-centered and provides knowledge in a practical manner to participants. Master Gardener is a nonformal extension horticultural program that includes extensive requirements to earn certification. The purpose of this study was to examine the Mergener Education Participation Scale (M-EPS) to evaluate adult motivations to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Sampling, Nonformal Education, Mail Surveys
Hanemann, Ulrike – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2012
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (2006-2015)--LIFE--to tackle the literacy challenge. This is a collaborative effort to accelerate literacy efforts in thirty five of the world's most challenged countries and thereby to unlock progress to reach all of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Literacy, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education
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Akpama, Simon Ibor; Asor, Love Joseph; Erim, Costly M.; Adekola, G. – Higher Education Studies, 2012
Nigeria is a signatory to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) declaration but till now she has not made any significant milestones in actualizing these human development goals. In spite of the coordinated efforts towards mobilizing those in the formal education system to partially address its implementation challenges, serious gaps still exit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Nonformal Education, Role of Education
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Ihejirika, John Chinedu – World Journal of Education, 2012
The purpose of this paper was to examine the concept of poverty and its causes in Nigeria and to analyze how adult and non-formal education programs can be utilized to reduce rural poverty in Nigeria. In spite of Nigeria's affluence in human and material resources, it is classified among countries with high level of poverty. Incidentally, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Nonformal Education, Rural Areas, Poverty
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