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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
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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
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Closson, Rosemary B.; Kaye, Sylvia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The Baha'i Faith, which was founded in 1863, holds as its purpose the awakening of humanity to invisible possibilities, providing humankind with conscious direction and hope vis-a-vis the challenges and perplexities of time (Rosen, 2010). The Baha'i writings explain that spiritual forces are the foundation of reality and that the Word of God is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Tutors, International Education
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Thompson, Carol C. – Educational Forum, 2012
Non-formal learning for urban youth has a long history in the United States; it remains a source of innovation. This essay draws on literature about organizations that use community ties to encourage cognitive development and identity formation. It then describes how one youth organization in Camden, New Jersey uses presentations to the community…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Cognitive Development, Nonformal Education, Personality Development
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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
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Taylor, Edward W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2006
Most often associated with international development programs, local nonformal education, which is practiced in cultural (museums), historical (memorials, battlefields), natural (parks), and commercial (craft, home improvement clinics) settings, has received little substantive attention in the United States. In response, this case study explored…
Descriptors: Parks, Museums, Nonformal Education, Educational Environment
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Rivera, William M.; Dohmen, Gunther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1985
Following a brief section on definitions of politics, political systems, and educational policy, the article reviews major systems for thinking specifically about adult learning: continuing, recurrent and nonformal education, and lifelong learning as related but distinct concepts, and the question of central control by national government.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Comparative Education, Continuing Education