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Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
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Closson, Rosemary B.; Kaye, Sylvia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The Baha'i Faith, which was founded in 1863, holds as its purpose the awakening of humanity to invisible possibilities, providing humankind with conscious direction and hope vis-a-vis the challenges and perplexities of time (Rosen, 2010). The Baha'i writings explain that spiritual forces are the foundation of reality and that the Word of God is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Tutors, International 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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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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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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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
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
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 the Pacific. – 1982
This workshop was designed to discuss the role of out-of-school science activities both in formal and non-formal education programs. Fifteen participants from Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand attended the workshop. Highlights…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Connect: UNESCO-UNEP Environmental Education Newsletter, 1983
Provided are reports on environmental education prepared by participants for the international meeting of experts convened by Unesco in the framework of the 1982 International Environmental Education Programme. The reports are considered to be part of the world-wide survey on environmental education (EE) needs and priorities of member states…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
Cowan, Margaret E., Ed.; Stapp, William B., Ed. – 1982
Provided in this document are case studies of representative and exemplary innovative environmental education programs from various regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania). The case studies provide information on the environment and environmental problems and concerns…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Programs, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment)
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
Brookfield, Steve – Adult Education (London), 1979
Discusses a program in which adult groups (that meet regularly for educative discussion in settings other than educational institutions) can be given support through an academic department's provision of resource materials. Provides an example of support provided to the National Housewives Register, a group which discusses issues and social…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Discussion Groups
Gooler, Dennis D. – 1994
This paper describes how rural school districts can use educational technology to evolve into learning communities that meet the learning needs of all community members. The story of a fictitious small rural school district illustrates how the role of education can be expanded through technology. The superintendent developed a distance education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Community Education, Community Information Services
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