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Evans, Susan D. – 2000
A review of educational systems in ancient India and traditional Native America reveals that these cultures went beyond superficial, conventional, or rule-based morality and trained thoughtful, principled wisdom. Common characteristics that may have contributed to training character and creating moral citizens include: a strong sense of community;…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Ancient History, Community Role, Educational History
Ekstrand, Lars Henric – 1992
Non-Formal Education (NFE) is traditionally defined as any organizational activity outside the established formal education system. In India two major types of NFE exist. The first type is literacy courses, available for students of any age; these are taught in the evenings. The second type is vocational training, which often takes place during…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Opportunities, Females
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
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1976
The twenty case studies presented in these reports are examples of experiments in Asian nations which have been conducted as specific responses to local problems in teacher education. The materials, originally presented in a 1975 conference of the Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development, are organized into three basic subject areas:…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Developmental Tasks
Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Haydenville, MA. – 1993
Noting that early childhood development is the foundation for basic education across the life span, the first chapter of this report discusses the benefits of early interventions for individuals and society and justifies the basis for programs which aim at meeting the basic learning needs of young children. It also suggests several questions which…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Community Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Bordia, A. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Examines problems in coordination between nonformal adult education and national development programs in India and suggests management structures for institutionalizing coordination. Notes the difficulty with which influential political and administrative groups will allow changes in the system and suggests possible alternative development and…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation
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Kidd, J. R. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Compares the educational systems, particularly nonformal education, of India and China, and the impact on education of sociopolitical factors, history, government, ideology, languages, and cultures. Includes differences and similarities in educational facilities, personnel, methods, some national statistics, and charts of the education systems in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Maitra, S. N. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Presents recommendations from a January 1979 seminar held in Bengal, India, of representatives from different voluntary agencies associated with the national adult education program. Three groups discussed program components (literacy, awareness, and functionality), integrating development with adult education, voluntary agencies and government…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Role, Community Development
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Pattanayak, D. P. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
States that 99 percent of India's education budget is spent on formal education, which is not relevant to the needs of most Indians whose many languages and socioeconomic conditions require the traditional nonformal methods. Sharply criticizes others' emphasis on "elitist" imposition of uneconomic, one-language, formal educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Cultural Influences, Economic Development