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Law, Patrina; Jelfs, Anne – Open Praxis, 2016
The Open University (OU) makes a proportion of all its taught modules available to the public via OpenLearn each year. This process involves the modification, of module excerpts, showcasing subject matter and teaching approach. This activity serves both the University's social and business missions through the delivery of free courses to the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Universities, Learning Modules, Educational Resources
Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
Online Submission, 2006
The Community Learning Centre (CLC) Project has been carried out since 1998 within the framework of the Asia Pacific Program of Education for All (APPEAL). CLC is a multi-purpose learning center that serves as a local venue for adults, youth and children to engage in all kinds of learning. After a few years' implementation, some countries have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Private Sector, Pilot Projects
Jancewicz, Bill; MacKenzie, Marguerite; Guanish, George; Nabinicaboo, Silas – 2002
The Naskapi language is unique in northern Quebec because of the Naskapi people's late contact with Europeans, their geographic isolation, and the high proportion of Naskapi speakers in their territory. For the last two decades, a language development strategy has been emerging in the community as outside language specialists have been invited to…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Community Leaders
Kills Straight, Birgil – Native Americas, 2002
A member of the Oglala Lakota describes his traditional childhood; his boarding school education; and his career in the army, university, and tribal council during the American Indian Movement. In his 40s, he became aware of the spirits and changed his life. He tells the Lakota creation story and laws and advises future generations to carry the…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Boarding Schools, Nonformal Education
Cowles, Spencer L. – 2001
An essential aspect of Old Order Mennonite identity is located in the historical-cultural understanding of who they are as one group of God's people. Schooling is an intentional means of reinforcing this understanding, and it is finely tuned to prepare children for the Old Order way of life. As such, it emphasizes basic academics, acquisition of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Context Effect, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
Meyer, Jon'a F.; Bogdan, Gloria – 2001
Native American education did not begin with European-style schools; it began at home with traditional storytelling. Traditional stories aimed to share wisdom, not to force it. Children can only understand certain things when they are mature enough to do so. Each time a story was told, the listener could learn new morals and life instructions.…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Ethical Instruction, Lifelong Learning
Arbelaez, Maria S. – 2000
As the Mexican American community multiplies and strengthens its position across the United States, its civic and religious celebrations expand in number and visibility. Through periodic observances, unequivocally Mexican cultural traditions have materialized in the secular and spiritual domains of American public spaces. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Community Centers, Community Programs, Cultural Activities
Asojo, Abimbola O.; Asojo, Theresa T. – 2000
The role of women in many African societies has been formed and contained by age-old traditions that have relegated their place to the home. Where they are compelled to play second fiddle, women rarely discover their authentic identity. This paper presents the roles of women in place making in Africa. It discusses non-formal and formal education…
Descriptors: African Culture, Females, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
Civil, Marta – 1998
This paper presents personal reflections on some aspects of the research project BRIDGE. The goal of this project is the development of mathematics teaching innovations in which students and teachers engage in mathematically rich situations through the creation of learning modules that capitalize on students' and their families' knowledge and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Nonformal Education
Romero, James R. – 1990
Bafa Bafa is a cross-culture simulation exercise developed by R. Garry Shirts. It is designed for administrators, faculty, and students who are in situations that require an experiential understanding of another culture. After participants are given a brief orientation to the exercise, they are divided into two groups or "cultures." They are then…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; And Others – 1987
There is evidence that more boys than girls have experience in activities related to science and mathematics outside of school and that there are a number of kinds of interventions that can sustain girls' interest and participation in science and mathematics. What is missing is a theoretical explanation for the phenomenon that more boys than girls…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females
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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
This issue presents some excerpts from the Commonwealth Conference on Non-Formal Education for Development, held in New Delhi, India, January 22-February 2, 1979, concerning the concept and tasks of nonformal education. Includes a few observations and recommendations from each of the Conference's 12 committees. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conference Reports, Coordination, Developing Nations
Legaspi, Perla E. – 1997
The delivery of literacy services by state universities in the Philippines is embedded in their academic functions of instruction/teaching, research and development, consultancy, and extension services. To reach a larger clientele and democratize access to education, the University of the Philippines (UP) has established the Open University. The…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Development, Cooperative Programs
Grundeen, Brenda – 1997
This paper briefly traces the history of 4-H youth development programs, explains what youth development is, and shows how the experiential learning model is used in 4-H. Begun over 75 years ago as a means of extending the learning of the land-grant university to rural youth, 4-H is part of the Cooperative Extension Service. The curriculum…
Descriptors: Achievement, Adolescent Development, Child Development, Educational Principles
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