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Maber, Elizabeth J. T. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2016
Political oscillations in Myanmar and Thailand, between militarisation and democratic reform, have prompted a rapid renegotiation of the alignments, goals and priorities of non-state education providers, both international and community-based, along the two countries' border. This paper explores the responses to shifts in political environment…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Change, Educational Change, Conflict
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
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Saah, Albert Amoah; Mensah, Joseph Adia – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
Community based learning and outreach is a strategy through which academic institutions worldwide including University of Ghana have successfully stayed relevant to less privileged communities; they exist in bringing benefits of education to their (less privileged communities) doorstep. Learner's participation has been an objective that any adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Community Education, Females
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Taylor, Edward W.; Duveskog, Deborah; Friis-Hansen, Esbern – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the practice of Farmer-Field Schools (FFS) theoretically framed from the perspective of transformative learning theory and non-formal education (NFE). Farmer-Field Schools are community-led NFE programs that provide a platform where farmers meet regularly to study the "how and why" of farming and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Nonformal Education
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Saunders, Anne – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2012
Worldwide there are critical shortfalls of teachers, particularly in Indigenous communities. This article considers the use of nonformal education (NFE) in the form of community-based adult education (CBAE) for Indigenous teacher training to meet this need. Drawing on a literature search of Indigenous CBAE initiatives, some of the challenges and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Adult Education, Empowerment, Nonformal Education
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Blyth, Dale A.; LaCroix-Dalluhn, Laura – New Directions for Youth Development, 2011
If expanded learning is going to make a real difference, then three key principles must inform how communities overcome challenges and assure equitable access to learning opportunities. Much of today's debate is framed in the language of formal education systems--students, classrooms, schools--even though part of the expansion seeks to engage a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Principles, Nonformal Education, Informal Education
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Charungkaittikul, Suwithida – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2011
This study uses a prospective qualitative approach. The Ethnographic Delphi Futures Research (EDFR) technique is used to propose a learning society model. The data include a review of peer-reviewed literature, a field study visit and observation of five best practices communities in Thailand, in-depth interviews to gain experts' perspectives,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Models, Literature Reviews
Irving, Catherine J. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Amidst calls for libraries to regain their socially progressive roots and connections to community, this study analyzes two interwoven cases of nonformal, community education in northeastern Nova Scotia, initiated by libraries that aimed to revive those links. Through a reading circle and a people's school, librarians used historical materials on…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Education, Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Yunhua; Constable, Alicia – International Review of Education, 2010
This article argues that ESD should be integrated into lifelong learning and provides an example of how this might be done. It draws on a case study of a joint project between the Shangri-la Institute and the Bazhu community in Diqing, southwest China, to analyse a community-based approach to Education for Sustainable Development and assess its…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2008
People learn in many different ways and in many different places. What is learned informally or experientially is often the same or similar to what may be learned in traditional formal learning environments. There are many reasons why recognizing experiential learning is viable educational option, more so in today's economy than ever before. Prior…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Education, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning
Desmond, Snoeks, Ed.; Elfert, Maren, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2008
Family literacy is a form of intergenerational learning that is based on the fundamental connection and interaction between the education of children, young people and adults. The family--in its broader sense--builds the foundation for lifelong learning. This book was published to help promote literacy by raising the understanding and awareness of…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Community Education
DeStefano, Joseph; Moore, Audrey-Marie Schuh; Balwanz, David; Hartwell, Ash – Academy for Educational Development, 2007
In 2004, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2) began investigating community-based schools as a mechanism for reaching the underserved populations. The team identified nine models that successfully organized schooling in regions least served by the formal education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Nontraditional Education, Nonformal Education
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Ulbricht, J. – Art Education, 2005
Today educators may feel the need to contemplate community-based education when (1) well intentioned citizens try to figure out what they can do to support or reform school art programs; (2) arts administrators seek to advance their enrollment figures; (3) citizens try to eliminate art education from school curriculums; (4) teachers try to figure…
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Education, Nonformal Education, Outreach Programs
Online Submission, 2005
In December 2001, The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to establish the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), 2003-2012. The UNLD stresses "Literacy for All: A voice for all, learning for all." The publication records UNLD activities in the Asia and Pacific region during 2003 to 2004 and introduces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Disabilities, Community Involvement
Faris, Ron – Education Canada, 2003
A new model of learning communities based on lifelong learning is emerging. The approach integrates nonformal and formal learning so that all learning is recognized. The expertise and learning resources that exist in every community are mobilized so that community purposes are achieved. Examples are given of learning communities in rural British…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Educational Change
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