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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
Haddad, Caroline, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
Equivalency programmes (EPs) refers to alternative education programmes that are equivalent to the formal education system in terms of curriculum and certification, policy support mechanisms, mode of delivery, staff training, and other support activities such as monitoring, evaluation and assessment. The development of EPs is potentially an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Nontraditional Education, Curriculum Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
The national policies and implementation mechanisms for girls' primary and women's basic education in the following Asian countries were examined: Lao People's Democratic Republic; Nepal, Thailand; Indonesia; and India. The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) goals and progress; (2) national policies; (3) strategies (strengthening…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Attitude Change, Case Studies
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
Odora, Catherine, Ed.; And Others – 1992
Fourteen papers are provided from a symposium to provide general input into the 1990 Unesco International Literacy Year by reviewing and documenting existing knowledge and current issues in the field of women and literacy with special emphasis on developing countries. Specific topics are as follows: the definition of literacy; review of methods;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
de Armengol, Mercy Abreu – 1990
This report by the UNESCO Institute for Education compares approaches to providing nonformal education to out-of-school children in Bangladesh, Burundi, Colombia, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The report analyzes some of the educational and demographic characteristics of the six countries, and the countries' policies concerning universal primary…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Children, Curriculum Development
Mohanty, B. B. – 1989
This book is a compilation of 12 articles and papers on topics of relevance to adult education in India. "Nonformal Education in the Learning Society" highlights the importance of this type of education. "Adult Education in India" presents one educator's views about this topic, the size and dimensions of the problems, and the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Audiovisual Aids, Citizen Participation
Street, Brian, Ed. – 1990
This report consists of papers given at, relating to, and produced by an international seminar that emphasized sharing practical experience and analyzing conditions necessary to set up and sustain a literacy program. The first section provides an "Introduction" (James Porter) and "Background to the Seminar" (Alan Rogers).…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum, Developing Nations
Narang, R. H. – 1989
Efforts at education for all in India began with the expansion of the night school concept in the late 1800s. The government took responsibility for adult education in 1937. With independence came general acceptance of the broader concept of adult education. Despite literacy efforts through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, the number of illiterate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, College Faculty, College Role
ASPBAE Courier, 1991
This issue of the "Courier" examines the quality of life as it can be improved by adult education, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. It also looks at the need for women's education. The following six articles are included: (1) "The Future of the Family" (Federico Mayor); (2) "Her Words on…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations
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
Prakasha, Veda; And Others – 1986
This digest focuses on problems encountered in the expansion of facilities for universal primary education and responses being developed to overcome these problems. The central message of the document is that nonformal structures of learning and community involvement play a key role in the expansion of basic learning opportunities in the…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Developing Nations
Ekstrand, Lars Henric – 1990
"Children in India and Sweden" is the name of an interactive exchange project between the University of Lund and several partners in Orissa, India. It is based on a philosophy of mutual learning and cooperation between developed and developing countries. Its aims include improved teacher training and support of educational research in…
Descriptors: Community Development, Cultural Awareness, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Malik, Madhu – 1982
Oral folklore and folk drama are emphasized in this report, which focuses on the use of folk media to convey developmental messages through mass media agencies. Discussion covers the relationship between folk and mass media, experiments in India to integrate the two media, problems encountered in the integration process, and folk media's potential…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Development, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries
Bhola, H. S.; Bhola, Joginder K. – 1980
The manual is intended for training workshops on program and curriculum development for the post-literacy stages, since many countries successful in literacy work find that even greater challenges await them as erstwhile illiterates emerge from literacy classes as new literates. The emphasis is on programs and curricula to help new literates…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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