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Online Submission, 2005
The increasing accessibility of information and knowledge through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) has helped many countries in the region to developing their economies. ICT has not only shaped many facets of modern learning and living, but also in bringing about social change and enhancement of human intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Empowerment, Nonformal Education
Odora, Catherine, Ed.; And Others – 1992
Fourteen papers are provided from a symposium to provide general input into the 1990 Unesco International Literacy Year by reviewing and documenting existing knowledge and current issues in the field of women and literacy with special emphasis on developing countries. Specific topics are as follows: the definition of literacy; review of methods;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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
ASPBAE Courier, 1991
This issue of the "Courier" examines the quality of life as it can be improved by adult education, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. It also looks at the need for women's education. The following six articles are included: (1) "The Future of the Family" (Federico Mayor); (2) "Her Words on…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations
Connect: Unesco-UNEP Environmental Education Newsletter, 1983
In 1975 Unesco, with the cooperation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), launched the current International Environmental Education Programme (IEEP). The initial 3-year phase of the IEEP was fundamentally that of promoting and stimulating environmental education among Unesco member states by (1) elaborating concepts, goals, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1984
Sri Lanka's primary education program is described in this study. Chapter One discusses the present system of education, providing a brief history of the development of the educational system, a discussion of legal provisions concerning education, an overview of the school structure, as well as discussions of educational administration, teacher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administration, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Jones, Adele – Community Development Journal, 1992
Profiles community development training in Australia, Sri Lanka, and Fiji--formal accredited courses as well as nonformal training, methods, and venues. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Development, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Rivera, William M., Comp.; Walker, Sharon M., Comp. – 1985
The 48 papers in this proceedings focus on aspects of non-formal adult education including international comparative adult education. The papers are: "Lifelong Learning in Perspective" (Knox); "Women in their Thirties: The In-Between Generation" (Caffarella, Freeman); "Development in Women: An Analysis of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Aging (Individuals)
World Education Reports, 1985
Describes a project in Sri Lanka that used nonformal training to prepare development workers to help women's groups organize income-generating projects. The nonformal, participant-centered program reinforces individual and group consciousness and activities within a flexible framework. (CT)
Descriptors: Females, Group Activities, Income, Nonformal Education
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Colletta, N.J.; And Others – Comparative Education Review, 1982
Reports results of a study of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka. Sarvodaya is a nonprofit, nongovernment community education-cum-development movement working in nearly 3,000 villages in Sri Lanka. "Sarvodaya" means universal awakening and "Shramadana" means sharing of one's time, energy, and thought for the good of…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Development, Community Involvement, Comparative Education