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Krupar, Allyson; Horvatek, Renata; Byun, Soo-yong – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article examined the relationship between participation in adult nonformal education (NFE), defined as on-the-job training, attending private lessons, attending seminars, or distance learning, and Canadian immigrant respondents' literacy and numeracy outcomes, using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Adult Learning, On the Job Training, Seminars
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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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
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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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Winchester, Geoff; Culver, Diane; Camiré, Martin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: There are approximately 52,000 teacher-coaches coaching 750,000 high school student-athletes in Canada. Despite this large population, Canadian high school teacher-coaches remain relatively unstudied. High school coaches in Canada are often asked to coach sports with which they are unfamiliar, and because they are not required to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Athletic Coaches, Focus Groups
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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
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
Simsek, Ali – Online Submission, 2011
Tony Bates is a world-known expert on distance education. He has published extensively on both traditional and contemporary distance learning practices. Besides teaching courses and delivering seminars in the area of distance education, he has also provided consultancy with a number of institutions around the world. These include both formal and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Clover, Darlene E.; McGregor, Catherine; Farrell, Martha; Pant, Mandakini – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Our feminist cross-national comparative study explored the informal and nonformal education and learning of women politicians in Canada and India. Using individual interviews, focus groups, surveys and observations of training sessions we compared and contrasted socio-cultural contexts, challenges, education and learning philosophies, and diverse…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Politics, Nonformal Education
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2010
This research report investigates the links between formal, non-formal and informal learning and the differences between them. In particular, the report aims to link these notions of learning to literacy and essential skills, as well as the learning of second and other languages in Canada. It builds upon the work of the OECD (n.d.) and Werquin…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Research Reports, Nonformal Education
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Ravensbergen, Frances; Vanderplaat, Madine – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This paper explores the use of "learning circles" as one form of knowledge production in social action research. It reports on a project that used learning circles as a setting within which to increase the engagement of people living with low income in developing strategies for the reduction and elimination of poverty in Canada. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups, Action Research, Social Action
Irving, Catherine J. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Amidst calls for libraries to regain their socially progressive roots and connections to community, this study analyzes two interwoven cases of nonformal, community education in northeastern Nova Scotia, initiated by libraries that aimed to revive those links. Through a reading circle and a people's school, librarians used historical materials on…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Education, Libraries, Foreign Countries
Ainsworth, Heather L.; Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2010
This research report investigates the links between formal, non-formal and informal learning and the differences between them. In particular, the report aims to link these notions of learning to the field of sciences and engineering in Canada and the United States, including professional development of adults working in these fields. It offers…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy
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Kirby, Dale; Curran, Vernon; Hollett, Ann – Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 2009
A number of recent policy reports have suggested that Canadian universities and community colleges should play a more significant role in response to the adult education and training needs of Canada's workforce. This article discusses the results of a study that examined investment trends and the characteristics of non-formal adult learner…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Atleo, Marlene R. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Five Nuu-chah-nulth Elders engaged in the examination of a Nuu-chah-nulth story for what they considered learning. A network of eight learning archetypes inhabited the story to demonstrate a range of learning strategies. The Elders identified features central to a cultural learning project, which included prenatal care and grandparent teaching,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Epistemology, Story Telling, Canada Natives
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