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Crosby, Valmai – 1997
The Country Women's Association (CWA) is a nationwide Australian group that started in the 1920s in response to isolated women's need to socialize. The group's activities have expanded greatly over time. It distributes essential food and clothing to needy rural families, and its extensive involvement in incidental education for women includes…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Community Education, Community Organizations
Farnes, N. C. – 1990
This project located in Glasgow, Scotland, is concerned with the use of distance teaching for a non-formal community education program that is a component of a social change strategy to combat poverty. The study shows that the use of distance learning courses in non-formal community education is successful in attracting, at a reasonable cost per…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Rearing, Community Education, Community Programs
Dilts, Russ; And Others – 1986
A non-government program trains local action-researchers from villages of Java, Indonesia, to work for grass-roots social change within their communities. Begun in 1977, the program trains local men and women to work with their neighbors to revitalize existing institutions and to gain control over the development programs and social services…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Change Agents, Citizen Participation
Quick, Sam; And Others – 1985
Kentucky's SOS (Sharing Our Selves) Learning Networks are community-owned, volunteer-run, informal learning/development programs incorporating community needs and the skills/knowledge/experience of individuals regardless of academic credentials. The Cooperative Extension Service administers the programs. Interested community members list subjects…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Committees, Community Action, Community Development
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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