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Stevenson, Anne – Science and Children, 2013
"I Wonder" boards are a teaching strategy that can be used in the classroom, as well as during science learning opportunities in nonformal settings, such as after-school science programs or summer camps.This simple strategy has led to deeper science exploration in 4-H, as young people learn alongside program staff, teachers, or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Nonformal Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, generally known as "drylands". It is a process by which fertile land becomes degraded, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture. Even though desertification is one of the significant challenges of these times, many people do not…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Sustainable Development
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Rahman, Md. Mizanoor; Panda, Santosh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The program entitled "English in Action (EIA)", 9 year period DFID funded project in Bangladesh, was launched in 2008, for the desire to bring a change in the learning of English language. EIA works to reach a total of 25 million primary and secondary students and adult learners through communicative language learning techniques and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Blyth, Dale A.; LaCroix-Dalluhn, Laura – New Directions for Youth Development, 2011
If expanded learning is going to make a real difference, then three key principles must inform how communities overcome challenges and assure equitable access to learning opportunities. Much of today's debate is framed in the language of formal education systems--students, classrooms, schools--even though part of the expansion seeks to engage a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Principles, Nonformal Education, Informal Education
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Arapaki, Xenia; Koliopoulos, Dimitris – Science & Education, 2011
The need for a convergence of the visual arts and the natural sciences within the framework of both formal (schools, universities) and non-formal education (museum) at the level of dissemination and popularization of this knowledge is something that has preoccupied the communities of artists, scientists and educators. In the present work we aim to…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Natural Sciences, Educational History, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lackey, Lara M.; Chou, Chun-Ming; Hsu, Pei-Lan – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2010
This article explores the following question, posed in the call for submissions to this special issue, dealing with significant 21st-century debates for art education: "How can art educators embrace non-certified individuals who teach art in various settings such as craft stores, after-school programs, and community centers?" While the question…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Teacher Certification, Educational Cooperation
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory – University of Chicago Press, 2010
In the early twentieth century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, small towns, and even rural one-room schools. This object-based approach to learning about the natural world marked the first systematic attempt to introduce science into elementary education, and it came at a time when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Textbooks
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Savelava, Sofia; Savelau, Dmitry; Cary, Marina Bakhnova – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The Earth Charter represents the philosophy and ethics necessary to create a new period of human civilization. Understanding and adoption of this new vision is the most important mission of education for sustainable development (ESD). This article argues that for successful implementation of ESD principles at school, the school education system…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
Blacke, Fiona – Adults Learning, 2010
As Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency, the author was asked to give her perspective on the lifelong learning prospects for young people. She believes that one's capacity to be a learner and to learn, at whatever stage of life, is directly influenced by every other aspect of one's life, from one's attitudes to one's income. As a young…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Youth Agencies, Reflection
Clark, Kevin; Brandt, Jami; Hopkins, Rhonda; Wilhelm, Jason – Educational Technology, 2009
Participatory design principles were used with primarily African-American and Latino children in the Washington, DC area in the development of sports-themed digital game prototypes in an after-school program. The three stages in participatory design are the discovery stage, the evaluative stage, and prototyping. Within the participatory design…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics, Student Participation, Design
Dror, Yuval – Peter Lang Bern, 2007
This book fills in the gaps in the research of nationality, regarding "national education" in its double meaning: compulsory national education for all and creating opportunities for fostering national consciousness. Studies in the field have emphasized the importance of a national language, compulsory education, curricula of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Principles, Jews, Compulsory Education
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van Dam-Mieras, M. C. E.; Rikers, J. H. A. N. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), United Nations University (UNU) initiated the creation of a network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) for Education for Sustainable Development. This paper describes the philosophy behind the activities performed by one of those RCEs, RCE Rhine-Meuse, an RCE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advisory Committees, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
To encourage efforts for furthering the UN DESD agenda in Latin America, a meeting titled "Building Education for Sustainable Development" was held in Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November 2006. Plenary sessions were interspersed with working groups to look at how ESD can be integrated in formal and non-formal education systems, and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2006
In 1993, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Board started the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education to establish a framework of standards by which their field is valued. Since then, the project has produced a series of "Guidelines" to help people produce quality EE. Just as importantly, the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Guidelines, Educational Practices, National Standards
DeStefano, Joseph; Moore, Audrey-Marie Schuh; Balwanz, David; Hartwell, Ash – Academy for Educational Development, 2006
This issues brief describes how complementary education approaches that rely on community, nongovernmental, and ministry collaboration present a promising response to the challenge to the limitations of conventional primary schooling. The brief is based on nine case studies of successful complementary education programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Comparative Education, Nonformal Education
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