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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
Guggenheim, Eric Fries, Ed. – 2002
This document contains papers from a 2-day meeting on identification, evaluation, and recognition of nonformal learning in the European Union. The following papers are included: "Identification, Assessment, and Recognition of Non-Formal Learning: European Tendencies" (Jens Bjornavold); "Why Measure Human Capital?" (Riel…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis, Competence
Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – 2001
This book contains 19 papers on 20th century thinkers in adult and continuing education. The book is arranged in four parts as follows: early 20th century English thinkers; early 20th century American thinkers; theorists of adult and continuing education; and theorists of adult education and social change. The following papers are included:…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Foley, Griff – 1999
This book argues the importance of the incidental learning that can occur when people become involved in voluntary organizations, social struggles, and political activity. Chapter 1 introduces the case studies of informal learning in social struggle used to develop the argument and outlines the theoretical framework within which the case studies…
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Community Action
Faris, Ron – 1995
This report examines access to lifelong learning opportunities on Canada's information highway. The report begins with a glossary and a learner-centered model in which the information highway links learners with learning opportunities provided through educational institutions, community organizations, government, and business and industry.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Uses in Education
Srinivasan, Lyra – 1977
In this book, the first of a series on functional education for individual, community, and national development, the author shares her understanding of the needs of nonformal education and what may prove useful to fulfill these needs. The content is in three sections. The first one identifies the forces that have converged to give nonformal…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students
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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
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Armstrong, Paul, Ed.; And Others – 1997
The following are among the 104 papers included: "Vocational Education and Training Partnerships in Remote Aboriginal Communities" (Arnott, Dembski); "Participation in Adult Education" (Benn); "Learning Organisations" (Bierema); "A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Institutional Dynamics Involved in a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education
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Kulich, Jindra, Comp. – 1996
This bibliography lists 1,721 reports and publications that examine adult education in at least two countries and were published between 1945 and 1995. The oldest publications date from 1949, and the final 44 documents listed constitute a partial list of the international comparative adult education publications published in 1996. Publications are…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning