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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
de Armengol, Mercy Abreu – 1990
This report by the UNESCO Institute for Education compares approaches to providing nonformal education to out-of-school children in Bangladesh, Burundi, Colombia, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The report analyzes some of the educational and demographic characteristics of the six countries, and the countries' policies concerning universal primary…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Children, Curriculum Development
Pigozzi, Mary Joy – 1983
This report describes the clearinghouse activities of the Non-Formal Education (NFE) Information Center from September 1981 through August 1982 and details efforts to strengthen the capacity of selected NFE resource centers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It first addresses the decision to extend the NFE Network Project, and then turns to the…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Information Centers, Information Dissemination
Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Haydenville, MA. – 1993
Noting that early childhood development is the foundation for basic education across the life span, the first chapter of this report discusses the benefits of early interventions for individuals and society and justifies the basis for programs which aim at meeting the basic learning needs of young children. It also suggests several questions which…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Community Programs, Early Childhood Education
Ranaweera, A. Mahinda; And Others – 1989
Nonformal approaches to primary education in developing countries are described in detail in the hope that the discussion will benefit decision makers and planners confronting situations marked by mass rural illiteracy, urban marginalization, employment of young children, and ethnic and cultural differences between minorities and the majority…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Morales, Francisco X. Swett – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1983
Various financing structures for nonformal education are presented, using examples from Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Many resources of the formal education system can be used in the planning, coordination, and execution of nonformal education. The importance of community involvement and financial backing is stressed. (JA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Involvement, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
Garcia, Alvardo Pedrosa – Educational Broadcasting International, 1980
Details several agricultural and health development programs initiated during the past decade in the Cauca Valley in Colombia. Introduced through nonformal educational strategies making use of media, these programs have had mixed results. (LLS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Skills, Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Media