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Kekez, Anka; Horvat, Martina; Šalaj, Berto – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper unfolds the ways in which Croatia, as a young post-communist democracy, has aligned its transition and consolidation with the development of education programs that would support the protection of human rights and the creation of a democratic political culture. Design/methodology/approach: By combining the existing studies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Interviews, Documentation
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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
Deij, Arjen; Graham, Michael; Bjornavold, Jens; Grm, Slava Pevec; Villalba, Ernesto; Christensen, Hanne; Chakroun, Borhene; Daelman, Katrien; Carlsen, Arne; Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
The "Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks," the result of collaborative work between the European Training Foundation (ETF), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] and UIL [UNESCO Institute for…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, National Standards
McKnight, John – Kettering Foundation, 2015
Almost everyone is familiar with the African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." However, there are very few "villages" that actually engage in this practice. The educational assets of the village include the knowledge of neighborhood residents, the clubs, groups, and associations that are citizen-based learning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Resources
Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
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Maliszewski, Tomasz; Solarczyk-Szwec, Hanna – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The purpose of this article is to present the changes that have taken place in Polish adult education in the years 1989-2013 under the influence of multiple factors, i.e. social, economic, political and those relating to civilization on the whole. This article is an attempt to answer the following questions: does modern adult education in Poland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Soares, Louis; Eaton, Judith S.; Smith, Burck – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
The Internet enables new models. In the commercial world, for example, we have eBay, Amazon.com, and Netflix. These new models operate with a different set of rules than do traditional models. New models are emerging in higher education as well--for example, competency-based programs. In addition, courses that are being provided from outside the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Gorshkov, N. K.; Kliucharev, G. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2013
An analysis of the problems of continuous education in Russia shows that improvements result from two factors: concerted action on the part of all stakeholders (the state, noncommercial organizations and associations, employers, representatives of educational institutions, parents, school students, and students and trainees in the systems of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
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McNally, Thomas – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012
This article examines innovative approaches to augmenting science lessons taught in middle and high school, with special emphasis on the importance of the early teen years, when experiences both in and out of school have significant impact on career decisions. This is a reflective essay on the recent work of science educators and educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Scientific Literacy, Educational Researchers, STEM Education
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Djietror, Beauty B. K.; Okai, Edward; Kwapong, Olivia A. T. Frimpong – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2011
Inclusive education is critical for nation building. The government of Ghana has put in measures for promoting inclusion from basic through to tertiary level of education. Some of these measures include expansion of school facilities, implementation of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE); the change of policy on girls who drop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Improvement, Educational Facilities Improvement
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
Nimmo, Jane – Adults Learning, 2010
By the end of 2010 over 15 million euros will have been allocated in the UK through the Grundtvig adult learning programme. Over 900 organisations and thousands of staff, individuals and learners involved in adult education have benefitted. Grundtvig has helped to enhance the quality of learning provision; widen perspectives; increase motivation;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Alexander, G.; Van Wyk, M. M.; Bereng, T.; November, I. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
By definition and purpose, education is the development of human capital towards meeting the individual and social needs of learners and their societies. This transdisciplinary collaboration parallels the underpinning principle of Lave and Wenger's Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Lave & Wenger, 1990) to South Africa's post-colonial…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Prior Learning, Certification, Teaching Methods
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Hattam, Robert; Brennan, Marie; Zipin, Lew; Comber, Barbara – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2009
Reforming schooling to enable engagement and success for those typically marginalised and failed by schools is a necessary task for educational researchers and activists concerned with injustice. However, it is a difficult pursuit, with a long history of failed attempts. This paper outlines the rationale of an Australian partnership research…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Popular Culture, Action Research, Educational Change
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