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Pigozzi, Mary Joy – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1982
Participation has been accepted as an always desirable methodology in seeking development with rather than for the people. This paper explores some of the limitations of participation as it relates to planning and implementing nonformal education projects. The author focuses on six broad issues that relate to project participation. (SSH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Citizen Participation, Community Development
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Jayaweera, Swarna – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Women in most countries suffer job discrimination in terms of sex role stereotyping and lower paying jobs. The author discusses various nonformal training programs giving directions, targets, and strategies to overcome the problem and suggesting that women must be strongly motivated to improve their quality of life. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Employed Women, Nonformal Education, Postsecondary Education
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Green, Reginald Herbold – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Discusses the importance of organization and finance in developing nonformal education programs (those outside the formal primary-secondary-tertiary system and its variants). Notes goals, six aspects of organization, and discusses the problems of financing programs: the lack of money; coordination between money and programs; implementation. (JOW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Nonformal Education
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1988
Many of the programs established for women often perpetuate stereotypical roles. The most useful nonformal education programs for women should provide them with skills and knowledge related to reproductive tasks, productive work, emancipation, and empowerment. Nongovernmental voluntary organizations, especially those run by women, play a critical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Empowerment
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Stromquist, Nelly – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1986
The author explores nonformal education and its impact on women, specifically the questions, "What have they learned?" and "How has it improved their condition?" Findings are that most women have learned conventional skills and knowledge related to their maternal and domestic roles. Thus, it has not changed their condition. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Empowerment, Females, Nonformal Education
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Blunt, Adrian – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1988
Differentiates between education and learning, describes the emergence of nonformal and lifelong education, traces shifts in the conceptual framework of educational development, links learning and development, and discusses current thinking about lifelong learning and development. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Economic Development, Educational Development
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Bhasin, Kamla; Ellis, Pat – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1984
Bhasin argues for a clear and scientific analysis of the structure of poverty and exploitation that keeps Indian women illiterate, unequal, hungry, and ill. Ellis explores ways of linking women's issues with adult, nonformal, and literacy education to help women meet the challenges of development. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Development, Family Role, Females
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Shorey, Leonard L. – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1983
Nonformal continuing education may be one of the major challenges of the decade. This points out the critical need for formal training for adult educators, requiring leadership from governments and national associations. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Continuing Education, Nonformal Education
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Burke, Richard C. – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1987
Concentrates on the work of Community Education through Radio (ECORA), a Bolivian organization that planned and implemented the nonformal education component of a project that included school construction, teacher training, bilingual education, and administrative reforms within the Ministry of Education and Culture. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Educational Media, Foreign Countries
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Boonyawirot, Somsak; And Others – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1986
The authors describe an experimental 3-year project of the Thailand Ministry of Education's Nonformal Education Department. The project features decentralization and local participation in the integration of government services to villages. Results indicate that the methods used produce better than average participation and more benefits to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Benefits, Community Programs
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Khan, Akhter Hameed – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1986
The author describes his lifelong involvement in education, particularly in Bangladesh, including pilot projects for rural development, literacy, education of women and girls, health and family planning, village cooperatives, and a feeder school program. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Feeder Patterns, Health Education, Illiteracy
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Bernardino, Felicita G. – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1980
Analyzes policies in the Philippines pertaining to the urban and rural poor, describes programs and projects for the education and training of the urban disadvantaged, and recommends future actions. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Nonformal Education
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Gayfer, Margaret – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1980
The editor of "Convergence" sets the stage for this special issue on women and adult education by discussing the Women's Programme of the International Council for Adult Education. ICAE's agenda includes research on women's participation in adult education and on a new kind of learning which reflects women's situations and viewpoints.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Economic Development, Females
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Fordham, Paul – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1978
Describes the growth of adult education and adult education research in Britain and outlines four government-financed educational research programs: survey of non-vocational provision, adult literacy program, new communities project, and paid educational leave. Notes the importance of international contacts in pursuing adult education research.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Educational Finance
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Melo, Alberto – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1978
Describes the formation of local organizations for adult and literacy education created all over Portugal after the end of the fascist regime in 1974, the coordination and certification plan of the Ministry of Education's Division of Continuing Education, and the ensuing legal status of the local "popular" educational associations. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Organizations
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