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Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
For marginalized girls in developing countries whose life outcomes are threatened by poverty and gender-based discrimination, life skills education can arm them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to rewrite their futures. Oftentimes, their only access to education is through non-formal spaces provided by non-governmental organizations…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Womens Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations
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Grunfeld, Helena; Ng, Maria Lee Hoon – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Open distance learning (ODL) has long been an important option for formal and non-formal education (NFE) in most developed and developing countries, but less so in post-conflict countries, including Cambodia. However, in Cambodia there is now greater awareness that ODL can complement traditional face-to-face educational approaches, particularly as…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Methods
Wagner, Daniel A.; Murphy, Katie M.; De Korne, Haley – Brookings Institution, 2012
Parents, educators, government ministers and policymakers in all contexts and countries around the world are concerned with learning and how to improve it. There are many reasons for this, but none is more important than the fact that learning is at the heart of success at the individual, community and global levels. Learning First is the title of…
Descriptors: Learning, Educational Research, Equal Education, Educational Objectives
Ahmed, Manzoor – Online Submission, 2011
This monograph, in the CREATE Pathways to Access series, is about the modality of cooperation and programme management in primary education in Bangladesh, based specifically on the experience of the Second Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP II). It is not intended to be an assessment of PEDP II accomplishments, but key information and a…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Planning
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
Regmi, Kapil Dev – Online Submission, 2011
Learning is a lifelong process. Many countries in the world, basically the European and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, have adopted it as an important vehicle for human development. They have also made it a policy agenda for meeting the human capital need for twenty first century for economic prosperity.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, Educational Policy
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Howes, Andrew J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
The social purposes of education are long term and oriented towards the construction and maintenance of a sustainable future. This article focuses on developing-country contexts with relatively low formal school enrolment rates, where dropout and failure rates are alarming, and where many children leave school semi-literate, soon to relapse into…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sperandio, Jill – Gender and Education, 2011
Empowering women to control and change their lives continues to be an important goal for many nations. This article examines the empowering effects of being selected and trained to lead rural schools in Bangladesh, using survey and interview data from 152 village women working with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee education programme.…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Females, Holistic Approach, Foreign Countries
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Asunka, Stephen – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2011
In the present knowledge economy, individuals, particularly working adults, need to continuously acquire purposeful knowledge and skills so they can better contribute towards addressing society's ever-changing developmental challenges. In the developing world however, few opportunities exist for working adults to acquire such new learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Nonformal Education, Developing Nations
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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
Nampota, Dorothy Cynthia – Online Submission, 2009
Due to the increasing number of children and youth dropping out of school, the Malawi government came up with a strategy to address their learning needs through non-formal means in its Education for All (EFA) plan. This resulted in the introduction of a three-year cycle pilot programme known as Complementary Basic Education (CBE). Funded by GTZ, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Curriculum Development
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Antal, Carrie; Easton, Peter – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
In Africa, as in many countries of the South, democratization is sometimes perceived as a process modeled upon outside--and specifically Northern--experience. Formal civic education programs in those countries arguably reflect the same bias and have not always been notably successful. Yet there are rich patterns of civic involvement and democratic…
Descriptors: Informal Education, African Culture, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
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Handa, Sudhanshu; Pineda, Heiling; Esquivel, Yannete; Lopez, Blancadilia; Gurdian, Nidia Veronica; Regalia, Ferdinando – Economics of Education Review, 2009
Almost 900m adolescents and adults are illiterate in the developing world, yet most policy discussions focus on the educational circumstances of primary aged children. As a result non-formal educational programs for adolescents and adults are given very little support, and this group is virtually ignored in international agreements such as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Adults, Illiteracy
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2007
This article was originally presented as a position paper at the Symposium on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Social Development held in Jakarta by the ASEAN Foundation Collaboratory (May 2006). Its main premise is that, while there is growing use of open and distance learning (ODL) in formal and nonformal education and training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Position Papers, Social Development, Distance Education
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Bilir, Mehmet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
The aim of this article is to analyse the latest implementations and issues raised in Turkish non-formal education from a historical perspective in Turkey. The high population rate and lack of adequate educational opportunities for adults and migration from rural areas to urban areas caused many educational, social and cultural problems in…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Adult Education, Urban Areas, Rural Areas
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