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Støren, Liv Anne; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Participation in job-related training among immigrants is becoming more important in Europe in view of large immigration inflows. This paper considers differences in training participation rates by immigrant background including by whether they are from Western or non-Western origins. Also considered is whether differences by immigrant background…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Participation, Job Training, Foreign Countries
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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Petersen, Karen Bjerg – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
In the past decades, the importance of developing and validating informal and nonformal learning processes has been launched by several international organizations including UNESCO and the OECD, originally mostly focusing on adult learning experiences. Meanwhile, in recent years an increased focus has been evidenced on introducing informal and…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, At Risk Persons, Teacher Education
Weber Guisan, Saskia; Voit, Janine; Lengauer, Sonja; Proinger, Eva; Duvekot, Ruud; Aagaard, Kirsten – Online Submission, 2014
The present publication is one of the outcomes of the OBSERVAL-NET project (followup of the OBSERVAL project). The main aim of OBSERVAL-NET was to set up a stakeholder centric network of organisations supporting the validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe based on the formation of national working groups in the 8 participating…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Validity, Case Studies
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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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Milana, Marcella; Sorensen, Tore Bernt – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The article presents selected findings from in-depth case studies of two non-formal learning activities organized by the Danish Folk High Schools and Day High Schools, respectively. The purpose of the empirical study was to investigate how longstanding, non-formal, adult education institutions have worked to foster the acquisition of civic…
Descriptors: High Schools, Learning Activities, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
Guggenheim, Eric Fries, Ed. – 2003
This document contains the agenda and papers on work and training presented at the Agora VII meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece in October, 1999. The Foreword describes each session with a list of the topics and papers, along with a brief introduction to the topics. The three sessions are: Work and Training in Society in the 21st Century; Working…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Continuing Education
Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark). – 1997
Each year, almost one-third of adults in Denmark participates in some kind of adult education activity. Danish cultural and educational tradition is based on Folkeoplysning, a process in which personal learning in all areas of life is transformed into both life competence and usable occupational abilities. Increasingly, developments in Denmark's…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Change Strategies
Paulston, Rolland G. – 1988
Non-formal adult educational programs in Scandinavian and North American popular movements have often been used to advance popular, democractic movements in both areas. Folk schools are often viewed as a panacea for social and educational problems, but as the findings here demonstrate, it is not just education but the mobilization of people around…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Folk Culture, Folk Schools, Nonformal Education
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Mortensen, Erik – Teachers College Record, 1976
Educational principles in the Nordic Folk High School of Denmark and their application to the future of American education are examined. (MM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Educational Principles, Folk Schools