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Murthy, C. S. H. N. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
Designing media and ICT strategies for a newly formed country like Eritrea, which has endured 30 years of armed struggle, leading to massive destruction followed by serial drought, is fraught with numerous constraints: limitation of human resources (e.g. qualified personnel), infrastructure and financial constraints. At the same time, though it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2005
Environmental education, both in and outside of the classroom, aims to facilitate adoption of sustainable practice by both school students and the general public. This paper explores the role of free-choice learning experiences in this regard. An overview of theoretical approaches underpinning free-choice learning research is provided, examples…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Falk, John H. – Environmental Education Research, 2005
Education is a lifelong endeavor; the public learns in many places and contexts, for a diversity of reasons, throughout their lives. During the past couple of decades, there has been a growing awareness that free-choice learning experiences--learning experiences where the learner exercises a large degree of choice and control over the what, when…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Environmental Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
Online Submission, 2005
The increasing accessibility of information and knowledge through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) has helped many countries in the region to developing their economies. ICT has not only shaped many facets of modern learning and living, but also in bringing about social change and enhancement of human intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Empowerment, Nonformal Education
Wachholz, Cedric; Meleisea, Ellie; Apikul, Christine – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) in recent years have resulted in changes to content and delivery of education services. For its ICT in Education Policy Project, UNESCO since 2003 has published several reports that raise awareness and prepare policymakers to develop their own national action plan for ICT in…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Information Technology
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Perez, Jose Gutierrez; Llorente, Ma Teresa Pozo – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The main idea this article develops is the conceptual chaos, methodological tensions and epistemological conflicts that are being experienced in the field of environmental education as a result of the uncertainty generated by some institutions and international organisms. The authors' perspective starts from the idea that too many expectations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Intervention
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Norland, Emma – New Directions for Evaluation, 2005
This article examines the nuances of conducting evaluation of and in nonformal education programs and settings. The author examines a set of universal evaluation issues--evaluator role, stakeholder involvement, program theory, capacity building, strategy selection, and evaluation use--as they occur and interact within nonformal education…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Extension Education, Conservation Education, Program Evaluation
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Christensen, Laurene; Nielsen, Julie E.; Rogers, Christopher M.; Volkov, Boris – New Directions for Evaluation, 2005
Certain challenges are inherent in collecting data to evaluate nonformal education programs and settings. One challenge relates to the complexity of the educational system in which nonformal learning takes place. Separating the learning effects of a nonformal education program on participants from the effects of other essential elements of their…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Data Collection, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Monroe, Martha C.; Fleming, M. Lynette; Bowman, Ruth A.; Zimmer, Jeanne F.; Marcinkowski, Tom; Washburn, Julia; Mitchell, Nora J. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2005
The opportunity that evaluators have to be educators is well known. Patton emphatically states, "Every interaction with an evaluation client, participant, stakeholder, and user is a teaching opportunity." This article discusses two ways in which evaluators can help educate the staff of nonformal programs: helping them articulate the theory that…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Nonformal Education
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Clavijo, Kate; Fleming, M. Lynette; Hoermann, Elizabeth F.; Toal, Stacie A.; Johnson, Kelli – New Directions for Evaluation, 2005
Decision makers in nonformal education programs can maximize the utility of their evaluation investment and improve program effectiveness by being more mindful of the potential uses of evaluation information. Evaluation use is a multifaceted construct that may include, but is not limited to, the implementation of evaluation recommendations or…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Wiltz, L. Kate – New Directions for Evaluation, 2005
As the field of program evaluation has evolved, there has been a proliferation of approaches to the craft, each with a different conceptualization of the role the evaluator plays in relation to the program, organization, and practitioners with whom he or she works. A few recent conceptualizations of evaluator role include that of a "critical…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Evaluators, Program Evaluation, Social Change
Fieldhouse, Roger – Adults Learning, 2005
The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) emerged from a boycott committee established in London in the summer of 1959 in response to a call from the South African liberation movements for support in their struggle against apartheid. Education was regarded as an important aspect of the movement's work from the very beginning. One of the stated objectives…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Social Justice
dos Santos, Irenilda Angela; Berlinck, Christian Niel; de Santana Araujo, Symone Christine; Steinke, Ercilia Torres; Steinke, Valdir Adilson; Pianta, Taissa Ferreira; Graebner, Ivete Teresinha; Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This work presents questions related to the viability and the requirements for the implementation of a National Policy of Water Resources in Brazil, and identifies the means to bring about active participation by the population in the management of water resources. While social inequalities may be an impediment to the implementation of full…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Public Policy, Water, Natural Resources
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Persuric, Anita Silvana Ilak; Gautier, Patrick – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The strategy of development in rural areas of Croatia includes several factors. Among them is education. The education system in Croatia has a number of institutional, infrastructural and regional characteristics that are a frame of research for this article. Rural areas confront additional factors such as population migrations, poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Disadvantaged Environment, Access to Education
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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
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