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Tangen, Fride – 2000
Adult learning in Norway was examined in a thematic review that focused on the following areas: the contexts of adult learning; the participants in, providers of, and returns from adult learning; issues and problems facing adult learning; and good practices. The following are among the main findings of the review: (1) adult learning has a long…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, At Risk Persons
Alto, Romulita; Isaacs, Irene; Knight, Brian; Polestico, Rebecca – 2000
This book provides an overview of vocational-technical education and training (VTET) in the 10 member countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SAMEO). The book begins with an introduction explaining the objectives and methodology of the cooperative research project on which the study was based. Each of the 10…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies
Conroy, Barbara; And Others – 1980
This report contains six presentations by members of the Task Force on Libraries and Lifelong Learning. "Library Programming for Groups with Special Needs" describes the library as a local alternative education agency, complementing school systems, and ways libraries serve adults with special needs through outreach and special programming efforts.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1978
Both parts I and II of the dossier are collections of selected activities directed toward the deprived young in a developing world. This book, part II, departs from its predecessor in that it takes a more global view of education services to both children and adults in developing countries. Part A discusses the philosophy and scope of the dossier.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Role, Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs
Keeves, J. P. – Bulletin of the International Bureau of Education, 1986
Discusses 10 areas associated with the social context and operations of secondary education, as well as issues and responses being addressed by educational systems across the world. Common patterns are identified and provide a framework for a discussion of changes in international secondary education. (CLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Stiles, J. Mark – 1984
This paper examines communications and information technologies and the ways in which they have been used in both the formal and the nonformal education of Canada's native people (four groups: status Indians, non-status Indians, Metis, and Inuits). It is noted that generalizations about the use of technology in native schools is difficult because…
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Communications Satellites
Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific, 1982
This issue reproduces articles adapted from country reports presented to a Regional Seminar on Adult Education and Development in Asia and Oceania, Bangkok, November 1980. A summary of adult and nonformal education in the region forms section 1. Highlights of the country articles in section 2 include Afghanistan--national literacy campaign;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs
Orsak, Charles G., Jr. – 1982
Study circles have been an inexpensive, practical method of adult education in Scandinavia since their formal introduction in Sweden in 1902. From their origins in political and union ideas, they have been developed through a network of organizations which sponsor them on all different subjects. A study circle is a group of people with a common…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Organizations, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems
Pelton, Joseph N. – 1987
This overview of changes in the field of telecommunications development produced by satellite communications over the last 15 years focuses on applications of satellite systems for educational and health purposes in developing countries. Satellite communications development from 1974 to 1986 is identified as the first stage of telecommunications…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Costs, Developing Nations, Distance Education
Gordon, Hopeton L. A. – 1985
There are more than 70 different organizations in Jamaica engaged in some form of adult education, from university extension and professional career and skills training to social education and basic literacy. Programming for adults is currently available in the following forms: training for out-of-school youth, basic adult education and literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Church Programs
Von Hahmann, Gail – 1978
The paper examines collaborative program development in participatory nonformal education, emphasizing the process of programming based on field experiences of the Center for International Education of the University of Massachusetts. The objective is to serve as an initial step in the development of collaborative programming theory and practice.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Cooperation
Melo, Alberto; Benavente, Ana – 1978
The first in a series of studies of lifelong learning, this paper discusses educational activities undertaken in Portugal after the fall of the dictatorship in 1974 and through 1976. Intended for educational planners and for those working in popular education, the study emphasizes original strategies and experiments, particulary those encouraging…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1979
One in a series of studies of lifelong learning, this paper discusses the cultural and educational needs of selected urban and rural communities in Senegal and Ghana, emphasizing grassroots initiative and the community's analysis of its own needs. Information is drawn in part from surveys, public meetings, and interviews in three communities:…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Development
Churchman, David – 1985
Education is identified as one of the major goals of zoos. Research studies of the educational goals of different audiences associated with zoos and aquaria are reviewed in this report. These audiences include: (1) the zoo staff; (2) volunteers or docents; (3) general community members in formal programs; (4) students (elementary through graduate…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Exhibits, Literature Reviews
Clinchy, Evans – Equity and Choice, 1989
Traditional schooling falls short of preparing students for real-world experience in failing to incorporate informal, "in-context" learning situations. Reviews the literature on experience-based education and cites several successful urban programs that involve students in the educative community through learning experience, career…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
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