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Brown, Eleanor J. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article engages with debates about transformative learning and social change, exploring practitioner perspectives on non-formal education activities run by non-governmental organisations. The research looked at how global citizenship education practitioners met their organisation's goals of change for social justice through educational…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Nonformal Education
Yeo, Stephen – 2000
The term "cooperative and mutual enterprises" (CMEs) was developed in 1999 by a mutuality task force in Oxfordshire, England, as a modern way of reasserting the notion of the adult education movement as a cooperative movement for social (democratic) inclusion. CMEs recall the tradition of learning through clubs, unions, mechanics'…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs
Oliver, Paul, Ed. – 1999
The 14 chapters in this book explore the concept of lifelong learning and illustrate its application to specific situations. Titles and authors are as follows: "The Concept of Lifelong Learning" (Paul Oliver); "Degrees of Adult Participation: Lifelong Learning in European Universities" (Barbara Merrill); "Lifelong…
Descriptors: Community Education, Continuing Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Experiential Learning
Kerka, Sandra – 1999
This brief suggests that Universities of the Third Age (U3As) provide learning opportunities for older adults. Worldwide, they typically take one of two forms. Based on the first U3A founded in 1973, the French model is university based and offers mostly formal courses. Arising in Cambridge in 1981, the British model emphasizes informal,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Annotated Bibliographies, Community Education
Sterling, Stephen R., Ed. – Annual Review of Environmental Education, 1991
The purpose of this annual publication is to report, evaluate, encourage, and help guide progress in Environmental Education (EE) in the United Kingdom and to provide information on important initiatives and comparative international developments. Issues and priorities are identified with an emphasis on current EE philosophy rather than practice…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Development
Sargant, Naomi – 1991
In February 1990, the largest national sample survey of adult participation in learning ever undertaken in Great Britain was conducted. Interviews were conducted with 4,608 people aged 17 and over in England, Wales, and Scotland. The research was designed to provide comparable information to the largest previous study, which was carried out 10…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Home Study
Jennings, Bernard – 1985
This report updates a 1981 paper on adult education in Britain that was part of a series published by the European Centre for Leisure and Education. It includes five chapters. Chapter 1 provides statistics on the population and labor force of Britain and describes its education and government systems. Chapter 2 provides a brief description of the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Distance Education
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
Percy, Keith; And Others – 1994
During the past 25 years, self-directed, informal, and independent learning by adults has been the subject of a significant amount of research in North America but comparatively little research in Great Britain. In the United States and Canada, "self-directed learning" has become an umbrella term that has been used by different…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education
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Harriott, J. F. X., Ed. – Journal of Moral Education, 1984
Topics in this special journal issue are research suggesting television encourages higher behavior standards among children; processes British broadcasters use to decide what to show or not to show on television; the role of broadcasting in nonformal adult education; the influence of international television; and neglected issues regarding…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Change, Broadcast Industry, Children
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Explores the responses of primary school groups to animal exhibits. Data obtained from analysis of the content of conversation suggest more similarities than differences by gender. Contains 24 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Concept Formation, Discussion
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Brooke, Helen; Solomon, Joan – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Analyzes observations of primary students in a small Interactive Science Centre using a model of play, practice, and problem solving derived from a range of literature. Identifies features of the creative phase of the activities. Contains 31 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Verran, J. – School Science Review, 1998
Describes a project in which museum guides were developed by university biology students. The guides encourage activities centered around the exhibits and identify discussion points while addressing elements of the British National Curriculum. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, British National Curriculum, Educational Experience, Educational Resources
Withnall, Alexandra – Adults Learning (England), 1990
Identifies definitions and types of informal learning. Examines issues such as the utility of informal learning, the processes involved, and the lack of methods to assess the quality of learning acquired informally. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
Zeitlyn, Jonathan – Bulletin of Environmental Education, 1985
The Fleet Community Education Center is a working example of successful nonformal local community education. A description of the center and its facilities is provided. (ML)
Descriptors: Community Education, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions
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