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Douglas, Ty-Ron Michael; Peck, Craig – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2013
This study examines how and why peoples of African descent access and utilize community-based pedagogical spaces that exist outside schools. Employing a theoretical framework that fuses historical methodology and border-crossing theory, the researchers review existing scholarship and primary documents to present an historical examination of how…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Oral History, Males
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Mosweunyane, Dama – Higher Education Studies, 2013
This paper attempts to critically examine the approaches that were employed by Africans in their knowledge, skills and attitudes acquisition before, after and during colonialisation of the continent. The paper looks at three distinctive epochs from which the perfect understanding of how learning in Africa transformed could be concluded. It is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Learning, African Culture
Wagner, Daniel A.; Murphy, Katie M.; De Korne, Haley – Brookings Institution, 2012
Parents, educators, government ministers and policymakers in all contexts and countries around the world are concerned with learning and how to improve it. There are many reasons for this, but none is more important than the fact that learning is at the heart of success at the individual, community and global levels. Learning First is the title of…
Descriptors: Learning, Educational Research, Equal Education, Educational Objectives
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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
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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
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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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
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Gillespie, Diane; Melching, Molly – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2010
This case study analyzes the introduction of democracy and human rights into the educational program of Tostan, a nongovernmental organization working in Africa. The authors show how Tostan's original educational approach created a meaningful context for integrating democracy and human rights into its curriculum, a process that took place from…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Civil Rights, Democracy, Social Change
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Antal, Carrie; Easton, Peter – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
In Africa, as in many countries of the South, democratization is sometimes perceived as a process modeled upon outside--and specifically Northern--experience. Formal civic education programs in those countries arguably reflect the same bias and have not always been notably successful. Yet there are rich patterns of civic involvement and democratic…
Descriptors: Informal Education, African Culture, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
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
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn; Cheick, Diarra Mahamadou – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2007
This issue in the "Literacy Matters" looks at the relationship between literacy and HIV prevention education. It is the result of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning's work on examining the contribution of non-formal education (NFE) to HIV prevention, carried out in collaboration with the Association for the Development of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Communicable Diseases, Foreign Countries
Diagne, Amadou Wade; Sadembouo, Etienne; Ouedraogo, Fati; Adu-Gyamfi, Juliana; Kinteh, Saim; Khan, Shahnewaz – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2006
The main objective of this Handbook is to build the capacities of facilitators and other literacy and non-formal education personnel to promote learning and development at the community level. It aims at developing their skills and knowledge in literacy training, while sensitising them to issues that are at the very heart of adult literacy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Adult Learning, Literacy Education
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Brennan, Geraldine – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2006
The history of art and design education in Botswana has evolved in a unique way and reflects its British colonial history and post-independence development. It has involved constant exchange and dialogue with other countries through the employment of teachers, teacher trainers and university lecturers from a variety of European, Asian and other…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Minnis, John R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2006
Education policy in sub-Saharan Africa is predicated on human capital assumptions and therefore promotes the expansion of formal education as a way to promote economic growth. As a result, formal education is valued primarily as a private consumer good, a form of cultural capital that allows some to get ahead and stay ahead, rather than as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, Population Growth, Nonformal Education
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Clemons, Andrea; Vogt, Christina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article presents West and East African nonformal education projects as a platform from which to view the interrelationship of participation and transformation in the educational experiences of community, NGO, and state participants. In the context of neo-liberal pressures, carried by an international free-market movement in the 1980s, a wave…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries
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