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Leaving the Academic Towers: The Council of Europe and the Education for Democratic Citizenship Project.
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
About a Week in Nottingham. Themes from the Conference of the International League for Social Commitment in Adult Education (2nd, Nottingham, England, July 13-18, 1986).
International League for Social Commitment in Adult Education, London (England). – 1986
The first five papers in these proceedings focus on the organization and process of the International League for Social Commitment in Adult Education (ILSCAE). They are "Product into Process: The International League, Its Background, Organization, and Structure" (Anette Svensson, Alan Tuckett); "The Language Question" (John Payne); "Gender Issues"…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Agents, Community Education, Conference Proceedings
Case Study: A Distance Education Contribution to a Social Strategy To Combat Poverty: Open University Community Education Courses in Glasgow.
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
Researchers from the Village. An Indonesian Non-Government Rural Action and Community Development Training Program.
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
ASPBAE Courier Service, 1981
This issue contains extracts from twenty-one country reports and case studies presented to the Unesco Regional Seminar on Adult Education and Development in Bangkok, November 24-December 4, 1980. The excerpts have an emphasis on innovations in adult education in the region. Countries and programs discussed include (1) community…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs
Barriga, Patricio; And Others – 1976
This paper describes the concept, training, and experiences of community facilitators as change agents in a nonformal education project in rural Ecuador. Presently, the social, economic, and political context of the rural Ecuadorian consists of poverty, racial prejudice, economic exploitation, and psychological dependency. The project attempted to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Assertiveness, Basic Skills, Change Agents