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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
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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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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
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
Stinehart, Kathleen – 1987
Both Mexico and the United States make use of communications technologies for distance education. In the United States, distance learning programs are plentiful. Most focus on a postsecondary level of learning and are planned and carried out by the individual sponsoring institution. A variety of technologies are used, including educational…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Distance Education
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
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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World Education Reports, 1995
This issue focuses on several efforts in maternal and child health education and environmental sanitation throughout the world in which bridges between technical content and participatory education have been built successfully. The following articles are included: "Editorial" (David Kahler, Bonnie Mullinix); "Women's Health…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies
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