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Sueyo, Hector – Comparative Education, 2003
An indigenous Peruvian sociologist of the Arakmbut people describes his educational experiences, including Harakmbut education for survival in the Peruvian rainforest, primary education in a village school with a national "Spanified" curriculum, scholarships that enabled an academic secondary and higher education outside the rainforest,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Autobiographies, Biculturalism, Educational Experience
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Sarangapani, Padma M. – Comparative Education, 2003
The Baiga of central India are known for their extensive knowledge of the forest and healing. Healing knowledge is transmitted orally from male expert practitioners to novices. Features of this instruction, which is experiential and geared to the apprentice's levels of interest and ability, raise questions about the feasibility of including…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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La Belle, Thomas J. – Comparative Education, 2000
Traces the history of nonformal education in Latin America since the 1920s, highlighting community-based programs, literacy education, vocational training, extension education, popular education, community schooling, and female-dominated social movements. Suggests citizenship education, the needs of indigenous populations, and urban youth…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Educational History, Educational Needs
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Obidi, S. S. – Comparative Education, 1995
Data from interviews with 55 elderly Yoruba blacksmiths depict the experiences and practices of traditional apprenticeships before the advent of modern schooling in Nigeria. Discusses applications of the apprenticeship model within elementary and secondary schooling as a means of providing socially necessary, community regulated, and effective…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Experience, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garcia Garrido, Jose Luis – Comparative Education, 1992
Defines "nonformal education" as encompassing the educational influences of all of society's institutions. Suggests that nonformal education may be the best approach to aid for development in developing nations, as well as to lifelong learning in European and other developed nations. (SV)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, International Relations
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Matheson, David J. – Comparative Education, 1991
Describes and compares nonformal education (adult education and community education) in areas of Scotland and Switzerland. Identifies (1) agencies and organizations providing nonformal education; (2) types of courses; and (3) funding mechanisms. Recommends changes in the Ecole-club Migros (ECM), a large provider of nonformal education in the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Thaman, Konai Helu – Comparative Education, 1993
Considers the development of culturally relevant curriculum in Pacific Island nations. Discusses the legacies of colonialism in island education, the contrast between alien Western curriculum provided in schools and traditional knowledge transmitted by nonformal means, and the notion of curriculum for "literacy" in indigenous cultures.…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tournas, Stephen A. – Comparative Education, 1996
In Botswana, precolonial Tswana spirituality gave way to European secularization. This, plus related changes in labor patterns, government, and educational practices, led to the transformative educational philosophy that now separates the Tswana from the environment and traditional religious beliefs. This cultural fragmentation underlies the…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Culture Conflict, Dropouts, Educational Development
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Thomas, R. Murray – Comparative Education, 1993
Describes principal characteristics of traditional education in island societies before Western contact, patterns of Western exploration and colonization, and origins of formal Western education in the region. Identifies critical contemporary educational issues: choice of educational delivery systems, establishing the locus of authority,…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History
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Lillis, Kevin; Hogan, Desmond – Comparative Education, 1983
Attitudes of educational planners, politicians, and teachers will have to change radically if systems and institutions are to cope with the explosive problems of unemployment. That alteration must also be accompanied by changes in labour market conventions, traditional salary structures, recruitment and selection procedures, and in social and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Comparative Education, Core Curriculum, Developing Nations
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Henze, Jurgen – Comparative Education, 1984
Assesses developments in Chinese vocational education since 1976 and between 1949 and 1976; defines terminology; profiles secondary vocational education alternatives, including secondary specialized schools, workers' training schools, agricultural/vocational high schools, vocational (technical) schools, apprenticeship training, and continuation…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Apprenticeships, Comparative Education
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Iredale, Roger – Comparative Education, 1978
This article discusses the problems and potentials of nonformal education in India by reviewing a number of booklets, surveys, speeches, and government documents which analyze directions of nonformal education over the past three decades. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education