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Asunka, Stephen – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2011
In the present knowledge economy, individuals, particularly working adults, need to continuously acquire purposeful knowledge and skills so they can better contribute towards addressing society's ever-changing developmental challenges. In the developing world however, few opportunities exist for working adults to acquire such new learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Nonformal Education, Developing Nations
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Phatininnart, Chuleeporn – Convergence, 2009
The making of changes inside prisons necessarily implies education. In Thailand, the point is not only to organise professional training courses but also to make detainees aware of the fact that they belong to a community of values. Non-formal education allows the necessary flexibility to an individual approach of training that must take into…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Professional Training, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Duvekot, Ruud – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
Valuing Learning is the process of promoting participation in and outcomes of (formal or non-formal) learning and as such the organising principle for lifelong learning strategies. It aims at the recognition and validation of prior learning (VPL) and further development. Four main models of Valuing Learning can be distinguished: (1) the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
To encourage efforts for furthering the UN DESD agenda in Latin America, a meeting titled "Building Education for Sustainable Development" was held in Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November 2006. Plenary sessions were interspersed with working groups to look at how ESD can be integrated in formal and non-formal education systems, and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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
Smith, Judith L. – 1986
Across the nation, colleges are discovering a new group of students: retired learners. Special programs are emerging to meet the unique needs and interests of this mature population. This booklet describes these programs under the generic title, College Centers for Older Learners (CCOLs). CCOLs offer a stimulating college environment for older…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, College Programs, Continuing Education
Warfield, John N. – 1979
This volume serves as an overview document for a six-volume sourcebook collection describing the development of a regional environmental learning system. Included in this volume are: (1) organization of the sourcebook, (2) project description, (3) issues, (4) definitions of environmental education, (5) approaches and strategies for environmental…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1975
The document presents 11 papers dealing with educational administration in developing nations. It is intended to aid UNESCO staff members and other educational advisors as they collaborate with policy makers in developing nations to improve educational programs. Written by staff members of UNESCO's Division of Educational Finance, the papers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cooperation, Developing Nations, Educational Administration
Ministry of Education, Bangkok (Thailand). – 1997
The Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Adult Education was held for the following purposes: review progress and trends in adult education policies and programs since 1995; identify issues, problems, and constraints facing adult and nonformal education; and identify emerging priorities and future trends for effective promotion of adult and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Change Strategies
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
Baker, Frederick J. – 1991
Traditional education in Micronesia has been informal and experiential, with a communal orientation. Certain knowledge is secret, and much folklore and mythology is sacred. For over 100 years, Western-style education has been imposed on Micronesia by the Spanish, Germans, Japanese, and Americans. Western education has focused on instruction in the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Needs
Gereluk, Winston; Briton, Derek; Spencer, Bruce – 1999
The questions of what and how working people learn about labor organization and activity in Canada were explored through a review of available literature and face-to-face interviews with more than 30 education officers and union leaders. Unions continue to be the principal source of labor education. Of the many courses and educational experiences…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn, Ed. – 1996
Papers from national seminars in five countries documenting the literacy practices that have developed through time include: "Preface" (Medel-Anonuevo); "Introduction"; "Illiteracy Eradication in Vietnam; Past Achievements and Orientation for Development in the New Stage" (Mac); "Brief Situationer of Women's…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Community Development
Kilpatrick, Sue – 1999
The methods used by Australian farm managers to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to manage their businesses were examined. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 85 farm owners/managers from South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and New South Wales. The farmers interviewed identified a wide range of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education
Kehrberg, Norma – 1996
Women in Nepal are empowered through adult functional literacy programs called Non Formal Education (NFE). The NFE classes are held six nights per week using discussion and group socialization processes that develop critical thinking and build self-esteem in a society in which women have few or no legal rights. In these programs, women gain…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Educational Needs
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