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Strand, Joyce A.; Peacock, Thomas D. – 2002
This digest examines recent literature on factors related to resilience, well-being, and school success for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The characteristics of resilient Native youth are discussed, including the ability to bounce back from adversity, and protective factors that enable high-risk resilient children to avoid negative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, American Indian Education
Heimlich, Joe E. – 1993
Learning activities in environmental education require the use of the physical environment or moving into nature and natural settings to explore issues of the environment. These approaches are sometimes labeled as "nonformal." This informational bulletin examines a taxonomy of four learning environments and explore the application of nonformal…
Descriptors: Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Independent Study
Cowan, Margaret E., Ed.; Stapp, William B., Ed. – 1982
Provided in this document are case studies of representative and exemplary innovative environmental education programs from various regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania). The case studies provide information on the environment and environmental problems and concerns…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Programs, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment)
Knox, Alan B. – 1987
Adult continuing education practitioners in the United States can improve their planning and decision making by developing an understanding of major societal influences on their programs. One way of understanding local influences is to learn about such influences on educational programs for adults in other national settings. This monograph is…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
Heimlich, Joe E.; And Others – 1996
Museums, zoos, nature centers, science centers, aquariums, and other similar places provide an opportunity for lifelong learning in a nonthreatening setting for most adults. They are places where nonformal learning (outside the formal learning setting and characterized by voluntary participation) can easily take place through such methods as…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Cognitive Style
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
Killacky, Jim – 1984
The monograph, written for persons and organizations at state and local levels who share concern about learning activities for adults in rural America, explores characteristics of three traditional providers of nonformal education (the Cooperative Extension Service, public libraries, and community service divisions of community colleges), assesses…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Community Services, Comparative Analysis
Sacks, Arthur B.; And Others – 1983
Provided in three major sections are selected papers presented at the 1982 Conference of the National Association for Environmental Education. The first part contains four invited addresses on environmental issues and two symposium papers related to the Global 2000 Report to the President. Topics of addresses focus on education/citizen…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Citizen Participation, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development
Mocker, Donald W.; Spear, George E. – 1982
A model is presented to help clarify the concept of lifelong learning. Constructed on the idea that an operational definition of lifelong learning should be based on the locus of control for making decisions about the goals and means of learning, the model is a two-by-two matrix of learner and institution that represents four identified situations…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Definitions, Educational Research, Independent Study
Sacks, Arthur B., Ed. – 1984
The first section of this document contains definitional papers prepared by three sections of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAEE). They are: (1) "The Challenges of K-12 Environmental Education" (Harold Hungerford and Trudi Volk); (2) "'Environmental Studies': Towards a Definition" (Royal Harde);…
Descriptors: Church Role, Computer Simulation, Definitions, Economics
Sacks, Arthur B., Ed.; And Others – 1981
Three major sections comprise these proceedings of the 1981 Conference of the National Association for Environmental Education. Section I contains four addresses on environmental issues by guest speakers and two symposia, one on synfuels, and the other on acid rain. The twelve essays in Section II give the practitioner's perspective on…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Sacks, Arthur B., Ed.; And Others – 1980
Two major sections, one dealing with the practitioner's perspective and the other addressing research and evaluation, comprise these proceedings of the 1980 Conference of the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE). Section I contains 10 essays which describe programs, approaches, and issues of interest to the environmental…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Citizen Participation, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development
Howe, Robert W.; Disinger, John F. – 1988
Research related to environmental education has consistently indicated that many students and young adults attribute a large amount of their knowledge of environmental concepts, problems, and issues to out-of-school (non-formal) educational settings and experiences. Data also indicate that students and young adults attribute much of their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Studies