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Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia). – 2000
This report records tasks completed during the last 3 years by the Commonwealth of Learning, which has promoted, supported, advanced, and enriched the practice of distance and open learning Commonwealth-wide since 1989. It begins with two messages: "There Will Have To Be Another Way" (H. Ian Macdonald) and "Achieving Goals, Working…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Communications, Coordination
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
Arbelaez, Maria S. – 2000
As the Mexican American community multiplies and strengthens its position across the United States, its civic and religious celebrations expand in number and visibility. Through periodic observances, unequivocally Mexican cultural traditions have materialized in the secular and spiritual domains of American public spaces. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Community Centers, Community Programs, Cultural Activities
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
Castillo, Juan Jose; Alas-Pumarino, Andres; Santos, Maximiano – 2000
This report describes and analyzes the situation of nonformal learning in Spain. Chapter 1 describes the Spanish context by looking at qualification as the point of departure; recent changes in the industrial fabric of Spain and the birth of a new social and institutional view of qualification; the reform of vocational education and training;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries
Alto, Romulita; Isaacs, Irene; Knight, Brian; Polestico, Rebecca – 2000
This book provides an overview of vocational-technical education and training (VTET) in the 10 member countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SAMEO). The book begins with an introduction explaining the objectives and methodology of the cooperative research project on which the study was based. Each of the 10…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies
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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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Hoppers, Wim – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Argues that the present crisis of basic education for young people in Africa reveals problems that are more fundamental than enrollments, inputs, and costs. Maintains that non-conventional approaches to learning, associated with non-formal and distance education, have important but distinct contributions to make to the reform of mainstream…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Romi, Shlomo – Educational Media International, 2000
Reviews the characteristics of non-formal education as expressed in various academic-theoretical definitions, presents the links in this field to distance learning, and recommends future directions for exploring distance learning in non-formal education. Discusses the use of information and communication technology and considers problems with…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Information Technology
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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
Linke, Hildegard – Comunicacoes, 2000
Seeks to justify the educational practice of dialogue and its contributions to community development. Contends that the central element and cause of dialogue is constituted within the non-formal educational process. States that Paulo Freire emphasizes the role of words and its basis as a creative synthesis of theory and practice. (BT)
Descriptors: Community Development, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Nonformal Education
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Clements, Rhonda – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes the role of playworkers, nonformal educators who facilitate children's opportunities for unstructured and structured play experiences in a variety of settings. Identifies six issues confronting society today and indicates how playworkers can help address each: increased urbanization, inappropriate play objects, lack of physical play,…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Change Strategies, Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education
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Goodman, Shawn – Journal of Experiential Education, 2000
A therapist at a private group home for adjudicated youth taught three boys aged 14-16 with behavioral disorders to build wooden canoes. His day-by-day account describes their progress, pitfalls, and learning, and the sense of accomplishment the boys got from participating in an experience that carried them beyond their own perceived limitations.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Construction (Process), Experiential Learning
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Simpson, Leanne R.; Driben, Paul – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2000
A land use mapping study in an Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) Indian Reserve in northern Ontario attempted to satisfy the demands of both academic and Aboriginal communities. Community elders provided extensive knowledge of the local environment, its history and cultural and spiritual significance, and the links between environmental and community…
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Cartography, Chippewa (Tribe)
Teran, Gustavo A.; Esteva, Gustavo – Progressive Perspectives, 2000
Visits to rural indigenous communities in Oaxaca (Mexico) exposed Vermont teachers and university students to cultures that recognize the interconnectedness of life and caused them to reflect on how different cultural patterns promote or hinder ecologically sustainable living. The communities' efforts to incorporate their culture and language into…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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