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Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Howes, Andrew J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
The social purposes of education are long term and oriented towards the construction and maintenance of a sustainable future. This article focuses on developing-country contexts with relatively low formal school enrolment rates, where dropout and failure rates are alarming, and where many children leave school semi-literate, soon to relapse into…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sperandio, Jill – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2008
This article examines how mentoring and female role models enhance perceptions of self-worth and career aspirations for adolescent girls from low socioeconomic backgrounds. It describes an eight-week project that provided nine girls from the slums of Bangladesh with female role models and mentors in a modern work environment. The project involved…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Howes, Andrew J. – Education 3-13, 2008
The flexible environment of nonformal primary schools in a community context in Bangladesh facilitates the individual development of young people who would otherwise be excluded from the school system. This paper aims to explore the features of institutional and wider context which support this nonformal learning environment, as well as…
Descriptors: Educational Development, High Schools, Nonformal Education, Systems Approach
DeStefano, Joseph; Moore, Audrey-Marie Schuh; Balwanz, David; Hartwell, Ash – Academy for Educational Development, 2007
In 2004, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2) began investigating community-based schools as a mechanism for reaching the underserved populations. The team identified nine models that successfully organized schooling in regions least served by the formal education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Nontraditional Education, Nonformal Education
Dave, R. H.; And Others – 1990
This study reports on innovative alternative approaches to children's education in 12 developing countries. These approaches are examined with reference to their flexibility regarding time and place of learning, age of pupils, relationship with formal education systems, relevance and functionality for the actual situation of learners, and ability…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Developing Nations
Derryck, Vivian Lowery – 1979
This final report describes a five-phase study to ascertain whether formal or non-formal education has the greater functionality to accelerate women's integration into development activities. Part 1 (two chapters), introduction and background, defines the problem, sets parameters of the study, and provides definitions of education terms. Part 2…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Birth Rate, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1977
The report on education in Bangladesh summarizes educational trends since 1971 and objectives of the first five year plan (1973-78). Population growth and illiteracy are the two major national problems. During the liberation war many students left schools to join the army, and most school buildings were either demolished or closed down. Thus,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Administration
Haque, M. – 1975
As a land of extreme rural poverty and illiteracy, Bangladesh needs to consciously promote, develop, and support local institutions and participatory leadership, involving local people in the planning, development, and implementation of developmental policies. Begun in 1959, the Comilla experiment constitutes the rationale for institutional…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Foreign Countries
Hoque, Naseem
Using certain criteria, 4 out of 35 voluntary and nongovernmental organizations in Bangladesh, which were engaged in nonformal education among economically disadvantaged women, were selected and surveyed to identify and document their nonformal activities. Data were generated through field visits, personal interviews, observations, and examination…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Case Studies, Disadvantaged
Asian Development Bank, Manila (Philippines). – 1987
The paper presented in this three-part conference report trace the growth and development of distance education in the Asian and Pacific region. Part 1 provides a general review. Part 2 contains the following case studies: "Distance Education in India" (S. P. Mullick); "Distance Education in Indonesia" (Professor Setijadi);…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Continuing Education
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Shah, Madhuri, Ed. – 1986
This handbook presents 15 case studies on the non-formal education of women from four Asian countries: India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. The goal of this publication is to provide information about education-related issues concerning women and girls and development. This information is intended for those people, in governmental and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Planning