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Benson, Phil, Ed.; Reinders, Hayo, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
This comprehensive exploration of theoretical and practical aspects of out-of-class teaching and learning, from a variety of perspectives and in various settings around the world, includes a theoretical overview of the field, 11 data-based case studies, and practical advice on materials development for independent learning. Contents of this book…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Independent Study, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning
Tan, Charlene – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Islamic schools, especially "madrasahs", have been viewed as sites of indoctrination for Muslim students and militants. Some educators and parents in the United States have also regarded introductory courses on Islam in some public schools as indoctrinatory. But what do we mean by "indoctrination"? And is Islamic education…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Muslims, Informal Education, Islamic Culture
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Asunka, Stephen – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2011
In the present knowledge economy, individuals, particularly working adults, need to continuously acquire purposeful knowledge and skills so they can better contribute towards addressing society's ever-changing developmental challenges. In the developing world however, few opportunities exist for working adults to acquire such new learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Nonformal Education, Developing Nations
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
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory – University of Chicago Press, 2010
In the early twentieth century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, small towns, and even rural one-room schools. This object-based approach to learning about the natural world marked the first systematic attempt to introduce science into elementary education, and it came at a time when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Textbooks
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Jogwu, C. N. O. – Education, 2010
All African Nations belong to the category of third world underdeveloped countries of the world. UNDP Human Development Index uses factors like per capita income, health of the people, and educational attainment to classify countries. Adult literacy and gross enrolment ratios are indicators of education status. This paper uses Nigeria, a typical…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Illiteracy, Statistical Data, Foreign Countries
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McPherson, Robert S. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2010
Beginning in 2005, a five-year survey of cultural resources began to unfold in southeastern Utah along a prominent sandstone rock formation known as Comb Ridge. This visually dramatic monocline stretches a considerable distance from the southwestern corner of Blue Mountain (Abajos) in Utah to Kayenta, Arizona, approximately one hundred miles to…
Descriptors: Geography, Navajo (Nation), Land Use, Earth Science
Nimmo, Jane – Adults Learning, 2010
By the end of 2010 over 15 million euros will have been allocated in the UK through the Grundtvig adult learning programme. Over 900 organisations and thousands of staff, individuals and learners involved in adult education have benefitted. Grundtvig has helped to enhance the quality of learning provision; widen perspectives; increase motivation;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Savelava, Sofia; Savelau, Dmitry; Cary, Marina Bakhnova – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The Earth Charter represents the philosophy and ethics necessary to create a new period of human civilization. Understanding and adoption of this new vision is the most important mission of education for sustainable development (ESD). This article argues that for successful implementation of ESD principles at school, the school education system…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Billett, Stephen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article proposes lifelong learning as a socio-personal process and a personal fact. As such, it is conceptually distinct from an educational provision, which constitutes one kind of institutional fact. In making this distinction, this article seeks to elaborate a major flaw in the precepts for conceptualisation and enactment of the report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Blacke, Fiona – Adults Learning, 2010
As Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency, the author was asked to give her perspective on the lifelong learning prospects for young people. She believes that one's capacity to be a learner and to learn, at whatever stage of life, is directly influenced by every other aspect of one's life, from one's attitudes to one's income. As a young…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Youth Agencies, Reflection
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Guilherme, Alex; Morgan, W. John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The Jewish philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965) is considered one of the twentieth century's greatest contributors to the philosophy of religion and is also recognized as the pre-eminent scholar of "Hasidism." He has also attracted considerable attention as a philosopher of education. However, most commentaries on this aspect of his…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Nonformal Education
Hobbs, Beverly B.; Sawer, Barbara – Online Submission, 2009
Community-based educational programs play a significant role in the education and positive development of youth. Over the last decade, the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program has made special efforts to reach and engage Latino youth and families in non-formal educational programs. Latino families most often do not access community-based…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Outreach Programs, Volunteers, Hispanic Americans
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Phatininnart, Chuleeporn – Convergence, 2009
The making of changes inside prisons necessarily implies education. In Thailand, the point is not only to organise professional training courses but also to make detainees aware of the fact that they belong to a community of values. Non-formal education allows the necessary flexibility to an individual approach of training that must take into…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Professional Training, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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