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Saunders, Anne – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2012
Worldwide there are critical shortfalls of teachers, particularly in Indigenous communities. This article considers the use of nonformal education (NFE) in the form of community-based adult education (CBAE) for Indigenous teacher training to meet this need. Drawing on a literature search of Indigenous CBAE initiatives, some of the challenges and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Adult Education, Empowerment, Nonformal 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
Faris, Ron – Education Canada, 2003
A new model of learning communities based on lifelong learning is emerging. The approach integrates nonformal and formal learning so that all learning is recognized. The expertise and learning resources that exist in every community are mobilized so that community purposes are achieved. Examples are given of learning communities in rural British…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Educational Change
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Forrester, Keith – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
The Council of Europe's Education for Democratic Citizenship Project created "Sites of Citizenship" in 12 countries. These grassroots initiatives attempted to involve individuals in creating democratic culture. Preliminary evaluation indicated that informal and nonformal learning at these sites was a challenging but innovative feature.…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Community Education, Democracy
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Strom, Robert; Strom, Shirley – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1989
Piloted grandparent (N=400) education program that provided opportunities for grandparents to: (l) share ideas/feelings; (2) listen to children's view; (3) learn to improve family communication; (4) learn about lifespan development; and (5) focus on self-evaluation. Argues that educational needs of grandparents have been overlooked and that a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Grandparents, Lifelong Learning
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Matheson, David J. – Comparative Education, 1991
Describes and compares nonformal education (adult education and community education) in areas of Scotland and Switzerland. Identifies (1) agencies and organizations providing nonformal education; (2) types of courses; and (3) funding mechanisms. Recommends changes in the Ecole-club Migros (ECM), a large provider of nonformal education in the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
Van, Brian; Morris, Roger – Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education, 1991
Describes four Australian initiatives in community health education: (1) Newtown Community Psychology Centre; (2) Association of Drug Referral Centres; (3) Society for Health Promotion; and (4) Health and Human Relations Exchange. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Health Services, Community Organizations, Drug Abuse
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Meredith, Joyce E. – Legacy, 1997
Describes the National 4-H Council's Environmental Stewardship Program. This program aims to enable youth and adults to develop community-based solutions to environmental problems. Activity guides and software products have been designed for ages 5 to 18 around such topics as basic ecology and energy. The program also offers technical assistance…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Environmental Education
Treguer, Annick – UNESCO Courier, 1999
In Tucson (Arizona) and El Paso (Texas), Chicano mural painters and art educators have begun community programs to engage alienated Chicano and Yaqui youth in painting murals that defuse gang conflicts, celebrate Mexican culture and history, and provide training in marketable skills. (SV)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Community Education, Hispanic American Culture
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Narang, Renuka H. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Suggests that college students could begin to repay their debt to society during their studies by participating in a nonformal system of community education and outreach. Describes how this strategy was implemented in India to provide political education for older members of society. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Education, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Lovett, Tom – Convergence, 1990
The Ulster People's College and the Community Education Research and Development Centre in Northern Ireland attempt to achieve peace and reconciliation through nonsectarian programs of community education, developing a middle ground and common agenda, promoting social change, and challenging myths and stereotypes. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries
Zeitlyn, Jonathan – Bulletin of Environmental Education, 1985
The Fleet Community Education Center is a working example of successful nonformal local community education. A description of the center and its facilities is provided. (ML)
Descriptors: Community Education, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions
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Moncada-Davidson, Lillian – Montessori Life, 1995
Describes a community-based education program for women and children in extreme poverty. The program educates women in a nonformal education program that uses Montessori pedagogical methods as its underlying philosophy. The women also develop a daycare center as part of this pilot program that adapts conventional Montessori practices to educate…
Descriptors: Community Education, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Females
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Saint, K. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Describes adult educational policy, organization, and administration in Thailand and its six categories of programs: functional literacy, academic and general education, vocational, reading skills promotion, public education, and radio/television nonformal education. Closely related to the formal educational system, Thailand's adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Education, Developing Nations
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Fordham, Paul – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1978
Describes the growth of adult education and adult education research in Britain and outlines four government-financed educational research programs: survey of non-vocational provision, adult literacy program, new communities project, and paid educational leave. Notes the importance of international contacts in pursuing adult education research.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Educational Finance
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