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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This short description examines vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. The overall aim is to help build bridges between VET systems, encourage learner and teacher mobility across Europe, and foster the understanding that Bulgaria's VET is first rate. Four sections focus on: (1) External factors influencing VET (demographics, economy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Influences, Demography
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This second volume of the "Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks" focuses on national and regional cases of national qualifications frameworks for eighty- six countries from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan and seven regional qualifications frameworks. Each country profile provides a thorough review of the main…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, Qualifications, National Standards
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Soares, Louis; Eaton, Judith S.; Smith, Burck – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
The Internet enables new models. In the commercial world, for example, we have eBay, Amazon.com, and Netflix. These new models operate with a different set of rules than do traditional models. New models are emerging in higher education as well--for example, competency-based programs. In addition, courses that are being provided from outside the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Policy, State Policy
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2012
These guidelines were developed through a participatory process involving consultation with Member States to reflect their experience and diverse needs. They follow the professional advice of an expert group comprised of representatives from each of the regions and of leading international agencies. The preparation of these guidelines also…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Recognition (Achievement), International Organizations, Program Validation
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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
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, 2010
Education in emergencies comprises learning opportunities for all ages. It encompasses early childhood development, primary, secondary, non-formal, technical, vocational, higher and adult education. In emergency situations through to recovery, quality education provides physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can sustain and save…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Emergency Programs, Access to Education, Conflict
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Lackey, Lara M.; Chou, Chun-Ming; Hsu, Pei-Lan – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2010
This article explores the following question, posed in the call for submissions to this special issue, dealing with significant 21st-century debates for art education: "How can art educators embrace non-certified individuals who teach art in various settings such as craft stores, after-school programs, and community centers?" While the question…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Teacher Certification, Educational Cooperation
Straka, Gerald A. – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2009
Informal learning and its validation has become a major issue in European and national education policy, raising the following questions. May learning be constituent for political action? Is learning the focus of validation? Is informality a feature of learning? Is implicit learning solely related to informality? To give answers, a general…
Descriptors: Learning, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Lifelong Learning
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Mualuko, Ndiku Judah – Educational Research and Reviews, 2008
Non-formal education, defined as any organized educational activity outside the established formal system whether operating separately or as an important feature of some broader activity that is intended to serve identifiable learning clienteles and learning objective is of great importance to society. It emerged out of the feeling that formal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Nonformal Education
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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Fleckenstein, Timo; Dacombe, Rod – Journal of Education Policy, 2008
The article addresses the way in which EU policy-making operates, explains the relevance of "lifelong learning" for the European Commission and analyses the mechanisms by which the Commission has advanced policy-making in education and training since the Lisbon Summit. The article reviews in particular the alleged lack of effectiveness…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Regional Cooperation
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van Dam-Mieras, M. C. E.; Rikers, J. H. A. N. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), United Nations University (UNU) initiated the creation of a network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) for Education for Sustainable Development. This paper describes the philosophy behind the activities performed by one of those RCEs, RCE Rhine-Meuse, an RCE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advisory Committees, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Minnis, John R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2006
Education policy in sub-Saharan Africa is predicated on human capital assumptions and therefore promotes the expansion of formal education as a way to promote economic growth. As a result, formal education is valued primarily as a private consumer good, a form of cultural capital that allows some to get ahead and stay ahead, rather than as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, Population Growth, Nonformal Education
Wachholz, Cedric; Meleisea, Ellie; Apikul, Christine – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) in recent years have resulted in changes to content and delivery of education services. For its ICT in Education Policy Project, UNESCO since 2003 has published several reports that raise awareness and prepare policymakers to develop their own national action plan for ICT in…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Information Technology
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Perez, Jose Gutierrez; Llorente, Ma Teresa Pozo – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The main idea this article develops is the conceptual chaos, methodological tensions and epistemological conflicts that are being experienced in the field of environmental education as a result of the uncertainty generated by some institutions and international organisms. The authors' perspective starts from the idea that too many expectations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Intervention
Kamarainen, Pekka, Ed.; Attwell, Graham, Ed.; Brown, Alan, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 15 papers examining European approaches to the theme of key qualifications. The following papers are included: "Key Qualifications Revisited: An Introduction" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Exploring Key Qualifications: Context, Theory, and Practice in Europe" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Rethinking Key Qualifications:…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Competence, Curriculum Development
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