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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
For marginalized girls in developing countries whose life outcomes are threatened by poverty and gender-based discrimination, life skills education can arm them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to rewrite their futures. Oftentimes, their only access to education is through non-formal spaces provided by non-governmental organizations…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Womens Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations
Siaciwena, Richard, Ed. – 2000
This document contains seven papers from a study of the role of distance learning approaches in enhancing the contribution of nonformal education to socioeconomic development in Africa. "Introduction" (Richard Siaciwena) presents an overview of the research project and defines key terms related to nonformal education. "Ghana: The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agricultural Education, Basic Skills
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
Crowley, David; And Others – 1981
The Third World countries of Botswana and Tanzania have used Radio Learning Group (RLG) campaigns effectively to get a limited amount of important information to a very large group of people at the same time. During campaigns voluntary participants organized in groups of 5-20 meet twice a week for about 5 weeks to listen to radio broadcasts about…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Organizations, Developing Nations
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
Atta-Safoh, Alex – 1983
Nonformal education is any organized, systematic learning activity carried on outside the formal educational system and usually focused on improving participants' social and personal living, occupational capability, or vocational competency. Because it offers opportunity and participation to all in a non-threatening atmosphere and promotes rapid…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Finance
Hall, Budd, Ed.; And Others – 1982
This book, consisting of 13 papers, deals with the theory, practice, and reactions to participatory research in the area of social research for development. Included in the volume are the following papers: "Breaking the Monopoly of Knowledge: Research Methods, Participation, and Development," by Budd Hall; "Creating Alternative…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Programs, Educational Research
Nyalusi, G. P. J. – 1979
This overview of library services for pre-school and primary school children in Tanzania includes a brief description of the economic and educational situation of the country, an outline of the aims of library service to young children in Tanzania, a discussion of the responsibilities of library professionals in implementing library service aims,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
Brigham, Earl K., Ed. – The NFE Exchange, 1981
Devoted to the role of participation in nonformal education (NFE) activities in enhancing development, this issue consists of an article on participation in NFE activities, descriptions of participatory programs, an annotated bibliography on participation, and a review of various publications related to participation. The lead article, "Can…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizen Participation, Developing Nations, Disabilities
International Inst. for Adult Literacy Methods, Teheran (Iran). – 1980
Approximately 200 items are listed in this bibliography of materials pertaining to adult literacy in Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa, the Sudan, and Tanzania. The listed materials are categorized according to country and deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) adult education and adaptation to change in Nigeria; (2) adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Communication (Thought Transfer), 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
Gillette, Arthur Lavery – 1977
This book presents a lengthy case study of education in Tanzania that examines 1) the emerging relationships between formal and nonformal education in Tanzania, 2) the models of socioeconomic development reflected in the relationships between formal and nonformal education, and 3) the evolution of the Tanzanian revolution as reflected by the…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development
Mpogolo, Z. J. – 1990
The United Republic of Tanzania was perhaps the first African country to give urgent attention to adult literacy. One of the immediate results of educating adults was to make them insist that schooling be provided for their children. The literacy campaign that started in 1971 reduced the 1969 illiteracy rate of 69 percent to 9.6 percent in 1986.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Basic Skills, Educational Resources
Mosha, H. J. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1983
Folk development colleges, modelled on the Swedish folk high schools, were started to prepare Tanzanians to develop their personalities and their capacity to think and to help them understand national policies, international affairs, further education, and ways to develop their culture. Program development and implementation are described.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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