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Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach
Ainsworth, Heather L.; Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2010
This research report investigates the links between formal, non-formal and informal learning and the differences between them. In particular, the report aims to link these notions of learning to the field of sciences and engineering in Canada and the United States, including professional development of adults working in these fields. It offers…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy
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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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O'Donnell, Kevin; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents selected data on adults' participation in educational activities in the United States, excluding full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, over a 12-month period from 2004-05. Historically, full-time only participation in postsecondary (college and vocational) programs has…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Adult Education, Individual Characteristics
Sesow, F. Wm.; Chapman, Denise – 1981
The purposes of this study are to compare school and non-school acquisition of knowledge as perceived by Australian and American elementary school children, and to determine if children acquire more knowledge about their own country than foreign children do. A total of 156 American 5th and 6th graders and 100 Australian 6th and 7th year students…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
Oliver, Leonard P. – 1987
The study circle concept, now almost a century old, is by far the most popular form of adult education in Sweden. Swedish study circles are sponsored by 10 national educational associations that receive substantial annual subsidies from the national government. Together with 140 folk high schools (residential adult programs), university short…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Discussion Groups, Educational History