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Agbo, Felicia Onyemowo; Isa, Ali A. Muluku – Science Education International, 2017
This paper examined scientific skills and concept learning by rural women for personal and national development. The research design employed was a quasi-experimental, one-group pre-test and post-test design. A non-formal science program package to enhance and empower the rural women's knowledge and skills in their daily activities (nutrition,…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills
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Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Li, Dora D. Y.; Cheng, May M. H. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This article reports a mixed methods study on the contribution of various aspects of pre-service student teachers' learning in initial teacher education (ITE) to their professional competence in a Five-year Bachelor of Education Programme in Hong Kong. Special attention is given to how student teachers' non-formal learning in higher education…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Higher Education, Student Teachers, Mixed Methods Research
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Gutiérrez-Santiuste, Elba; Gámiz-Sánchez, Vanesa-M.; Gutiérrez-Pérez, Jose – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
The study presents a comparative analysis of two virtual learning formats: one non-formal through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the other formal through b-learning. We compare the communication barriers and the satisfaction perceived by the students (N = 249) by developing a qualitative analysis using semi-structured questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nonformal Education, Blended Learning, Comparative Analysis
McKnight, John – Kettering Foundation, 2015
Almost everyone is familiar with the African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." However, there are very few "villages" that actually engage in this practice. The educational assets of the village include the knowledge of neighborhood residents, the clubs, groups, and associations that are citizen-based learning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Resources
Weber Guisan, Saskia; Voit, Janine; Lengauer, Sonja; Proinger, Eva; Duvekot, Ruud; Aagaard, Kirsten – Online Submission, 2014
The present publication is one of the outcomes of the OBSERVAL-NET project (followup of the OBSERVAL project). The main aim of OBSERVAL-NET was to set up a stakeholder centric network of organisations supporting the validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe based on the formation of national working groups in the 8 participating…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Validity, Case Studies
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2006
The Building Capacities for Non formal Education and Life Skills Programmes project in Uganda was implemented by Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) with financial and technical support from UNESCO--Section for Literacy and non Formal Education in 2004-05; aiming at assisting vulnerable and marginalised youth affected by HIV/AIDS and other risk…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Work, Functional Literacy, Nonformal Education
Peace Corps, 2004
This manual is intended to provide both practical skills for engaging in nonformal education (NFE) and some underlying theory to help you define and develop your own approach to NFE. Based on two previously published Peace Corps resources, "Nonformal Education Manual" (ICE No. M0042) and "Nonformal Education Training Module" (ICE No. T0064), this…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Evaluation, Learning Activities, Educational Environment
Rosenbaum, Lynn – 1991
A weekly dance at a community center was used to develop a teachable moment for active senior citizens regarding fire safety, in order to reduce their injuries and possible loss of life. A target group of active senior citizens 70 years of age and older who frequent the weekly community center dance was established for the program. The program…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Attitude Change
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1979
Based on the premise that the major emphasis in population education should be on the development of problem analysis and values clarification, the manual offers guidelines for program evaluation. It consists of eight chapters. Chapter I discusses the nature of educational research and in-school and out-of-school population programs. Chapter II…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making, Educational Research
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La Belle, Thomas J. – Comparative Education Review, 1981
The first part of this paper challenges the traditional dichotomy between formal and informal education. Part two discusses a variety of nonformal education programs in the United States. The concluding section highlights the biases in favor of more affluent youngsters and the national character of much nonformal education. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Community Programs, Community Recreation Programs, Comparative Education
Marshall, Judith – 1990
The relationship between literacy and "people's power" within the context of Mozambique's project of socialist reconstruction was explored through an ethnographic analysis of literacy education practices at the Matola Industrial Company, which is considered one of many embodiments of Mozambique's colonial past. First, the role of the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Colonialism, Economic Development
McGivney, Veronica – 1998
The learning that parents accomplish through informal involvement in running preschool learning groups was examined through a survey of adults who were actively involved in a Pre-School Learning Alliance program in 1 of 10 locations throughout England. Of the 632 adults contacted, 311 (nearly 50%) completed questionnaires. Approximately 60…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Child Rearing, Educational Benefits
Inglis, Tom; And Others – 1993
A study examined daytime education groups, a major phenomenon in Irish adult education. Results showed that 96 groups were operating, mostly in suburban areas, particularly Dublin. These groups had 8,723 adults participating in their courses and programs. What made them unique was their voluntary, locally based nature. The groups received little…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Day Programs, Educational Research
Grant, Stephen; Seya, Pierre Thizier – 1975
Data for this analysis of the reactions of animators (facilitators) and villagers to a series of Out of School Television (OSTV--Tele Pour Tous) broadcasts were collected through taped discussions with groups of villagers in their native dialects and separate interviews with animators. Designed to supplement data obtained through questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Adult Programs, Audience Participation
Norton, Scott M. – 1994
This paper presents findings of a study that examined the relationship between demographic subgroups of principals in Louisiana and their perceptions of the socialization process. Information about principals' socialization experiences was obtained from a sample of 161 first-year principals during the fall semester of 1994. Socialization…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission
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