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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
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Krupar, Allyson; Horvatek, Renata; Byun, Soo-yong – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article examined the relationship between participation in adult nonformal education (NFE), defined as on-the-job training, attending private lessons, attending seminars, or distance learning, and Canadian immigrant respondents' literacy and numeracy outcomes, using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Adult Learning, On the Job Training, Seminars
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Walters, Shirley; Watters, Kathy – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article contextualizes and reviews the third global report on adult learning and education (ALE) released by UNESCO in 2016. The authors suggest that it is a visionary document, which is articulated through the bringing together of data from a range of areas that are usually kept apart. They recognize the report as a bold attempt to project…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Reports, Lifelong Learning
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Gillespie, Diane; Melching, Molly – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2010
This case study analyzes the introduction of democracy and human rights into the educational program of Tostan, a nongovernmental organization working in Africa. The authors show how Tostan's original educational approach created a meaningful context for integrating democracy and human rights into its curriculum, a process that took place from…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Civil Rights, Democracy, Social Change
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Boshier, Roger; Yan Huang, – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2010
Without adult education, there would have been no Communist government in China. Once the Long March arrived in Yan'an, Mao and Communist leaders used adult education in informal and nonformal settings to build momentum for revolution. This article analyzes the theory and practice of adult education during the Yan'an "golden years"…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Political Socialization
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Shrestha, Mona; Wilson, Steve; Singh, Michael – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2008
This article reports the results of an inquiry into the embeddedness of nonformal education (NFE) in the work of knowledge service providers, analyzing the dilemmas they experience in their operations around a public housing precinct. It explores the proposition that the networking of NFE providers is a mechanism by which a fragmented community…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Lifelong Learning, Networks, Network Analysis
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Minnis, John R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2006
Education policy in sub-Saharan Africa is predicated on human capital assumptions and therefore promotes the expansion of formal education as a way to promote economic growth. As a result, formal education is valued primarily as a private consumer good, a form of cultural capital that allows some to get ahead and stay ahead, rather than as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, Population Growth, Nonformal Education
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Taylor, Edward W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2006
Most often associated with international development programs, local nonformal education, which is practiced in cultural (museums), historical (memorials, battlefields), natural (parks), and commercial (craft, home improvement clinics) settings, has received little substantive attention in the United States. In response, this case study explored…
Descriptors: Parks, Museums, Nonformal Education, Educational Environment