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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Plakhotnik, Maria S.; Rocco, Tonette S. – Adult Learning, 2012
Most students come to their graduate programs with academic writing skills insufficient to excel in their studies. A lack of academic writing skills among graduate students has been a problem in a college of education at a large southeastern public research university where the project described in this article was implemented. To address this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Nonformal Education, Writing (Composition), Research Universities
Taliman, Valerie – Winds of Change, 2001
On a tour of Cuba, Native scholars from North and South America reconnected with the "extinct" Taino people and shared their knowledge of traditional healing herbs. Western science is just beginning to validate the tremendous knowledge base that indigenous healers have developed--most indigenous medicinal knowledge is useful for finding…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Conferences, Cultural Maintenance, Females
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
Statistically, Thailand has eliminated gender disparity in access to education. Reasons that four women's conferences made very little impression on education reform could be no significant or overt discrimination against girls' enrollment and employment; education opportunity as more an issue of class (affordability) than gender (culture); and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development
Asojo, Abimbola O.; Asojo, Theresa T. – 2000
The role of women in many African societies has been formed and contained by age-old traditions that have relegated their place to the home. Where they are compelled to play second fiddle, women rarely discover their authentic identity. This paper presents the roles of women in place making in Africa. It discusses non-formal and formal education…
Descriptors: African Culture, Females, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Tohe, Laura – WICAZO SA Review, 2000
There was no need for feminism in the Navajo matrilineal culture. The author remembers growing up on the Navajo reservation, where her female relatives were valued, honored, and respected, and where women passed on to their daughters not only their strength, but also the expectation to assume responsibility for the family and therefore act as…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Females, Leadership
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Bol, Marsha C.; Menard, Nellie Z. Star Boy – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2000
Draws on the memoirs of Nellie Menard, Lakota archives, and other published materials to describe the traditional puberty ceremonies held for Lakota girls. Discusses the practice of seclusion, during which an elderly woman instructed the girl in appropriate behavior and women's crafts; the initiate's new social status; the ball-throwing ceremony;…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Ceremonies, Females, Handicrafts
Derryck, Vivian Lowery – 1979
This report examines the problem of curriculum revision in the formal education structure of developing countries to eliminate sex bias against women. It identifies three needs: to (1) increase the number of girls in school, (2) alter school schedules to allow women with household and agricultural responsibilities to attend classes, and (3) revise…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; And Others – 1987
There is evidence that more boys than girls have experience in activities related to science and mathematics outside of school and that there are a number of kinds of interventions that can sustain girls' interest and participation in science and mathematics. What is missing is a theoretical explanation for the phenomenon that more boys than girls…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females
The NFE Exchange, 1978
Presenting an international perspective on non-formal education development efforts for women, this booklet contains (1) an article on women in development, (2) highlights of nonformal education projects for women, and (3) a bibliography of documents and journals on world-side issues related to women in development. The article is an overview of…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Essays
Colle, Royal D. – Educational Broadcasting International, 1979
Suggests the use of audio cassette tapes for communication with outreach workers and rural women in Third World countries, and describes several successful projects. (JEG)
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Developing Nations, Females, Nonformal Education
Leach, Fiona, Ed. – 1995
This publication is a companion volume to a research report that examined local, national, and international interventions and initiatives aimed at promoting education and training for the informal sector. It provides four case studies on types of initiatives being taken by a wide range of actors in the area of education and training.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Educational Research, Entrepreneurship
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
Keegan, Marcia – 1999
This book portrays San Ildefonso Pueblo on the east bank of the Rio Grande river in New Mexico through the lives of Sonja, age 10, and her sister Desiree, age 8. Growing up in San Ildefonso Pueblo, the girls enjoy the same activities as other American girls, such as basketball, cheerleading, playing video games, and sending e-mail. But they also…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Biographies, Children, Childrens Literature
Velis, Jean-Pierre – 1999
A few years ago, the concept of non-formal education was virtually unknown in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Today, however, many understand the importance and relevance of non-formal education activities. This evolution is due to the implementation in several Laotian provinces of "Women's Literacy and Basic Skills Training," a…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Females, Foreign Countries, Laotians
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