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Khan, A. M. M. Zowadul Karim – Convergence, 2005
Continuing education (CE) in Bangladesh is a mass education programme. The primary aim is to develop the skills of participants, providing them with opportunities to increase their income. Its targets are neo-literate people--both male and female--between the ages of 11 and 45. Neo-literate is a technical term used in mass education in Bangladesh…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Instruction, Continuing Education, Developing Nations
Middelborg, Jorn; Duvieusart, Baudouin, Ed. – 2002
A community learning centre (CLC) is a local educational institution outside the formal education system, usually set up and managed by local people. CLCs were first introduced in Myanmar in 1994, and by 2001 there were 71 CLCs in 11 townships. The townships are characterized by remoteness, landlessness, unemployment, dependency on one cash crop,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Community Education, Community Involvement
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium). – 2001
This publication offers a summary overview of initiatives to promote lifelong education and training that have actually been implemented in various European countries. Six chapters describe initiatives that are supporting and promoting lifelong learning, either at a European or national level, in accordance with the six key messages (KMs) spelled…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Career Guidance, Counselor Training
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
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1979
The book presents background information and papers which were prepared for a conference on educational development in Asia and Oceania. The document is presented in three major sections. Section I offers an overview of regional development strategies with emphasis on the relationship of education to economic development. Major regional objectives…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
Linder, Kjell – 1990
Part I of this report describes projects in progress in nine countries: Bangladesh (Mass Education through Small Local Organizations), China (Multi-purpose Adult Education Schools and Resource Centres), Ethiopia (Literacy and Post-Literacy Programme), Jamaica (Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy), Nepal (Training for Vocational…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Developing Nations
Rivera, William M., Ed.; Walker, Sharon M., Ed. – 1984
These 41 papers reflect the conference's focus on nonformal adult education. A major goal of the conference was to facilitate dialogue between researchers and practitioners who are concerned with lifelong learning issues. Four papers focus on aging, specifically intergenerational experiences, preretirement leisure counseling, aging of the work…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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
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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
This issue presents some excerpts from the Commonwealth Conference on Non-Formal Education for Development, held in New Delhi, India, January 22-February 2, 1979, concerning the concept and tasks of nonformal education. Includes a few observations and recommendations from each of the Conference's 12 committees. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conference Reports, Coordination, Developing Nations
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
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
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
Canieso-Doronila, Maria Luisa – 1997
Emergent reforms in education in the formal and nonformal sectors in the Philippines are changing the answers to traditional research questions and ways in which educational research will be carried out. Informal education is the ongoing process of transmission of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes by a society to its youth. Formal education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Development, Educational Change, Educational Development
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
Stinehart, Kathleen – 1987
Both Mexico and the United States make use of communications technologies for distance education. In the United States, distance learning programs are plentiful. Most focus on a postsecondary level of learning and are planned and carried out by the individual sponsoring institution. A variety of technologies are used, including educational…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Distance Education
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