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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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Miles, Susie; Singal, Nidhi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This paper begins with an exploration of the history of the international Education for All (EFA) programme and its tendency to overlook some marginalised groups of children, in particular those seen as having "special educational needs" or impairments and disabilities. The exclusion from "mainstream" education programmes of the estimated, though…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, International Education, Disabilities, Debate
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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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Hoppers, Wim – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
This article explores the nature of participatory practices in policy-making in basic education and their impact on the directions and outcomes of policy. Drawing on theoretical developments in policy studies, the focus is on non-formal education as a policy challenge for EFA. Data are presented from a recent field study undertaken in Uganda of…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Disadvantaged Youth, Participative Decision Making, Nonformal Education
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Hoppers, Wim – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2008
This article explores the extent to which and how non-formal education (NFE) contributes to the development of a more diversified basic education system and thus to the achievement of EFA. It outlines the current nature of NFE, the frameworks provided by the EFA movement, and the evolution of reflection, policies and practices in NFE in relation…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Youth Problems, Performance Factors, Nonformal Education
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Howes, Andrew J. – Education 3-13, 2008
The flexible environment of nonformal primary schools in a community context in Bangladesh facilitates the individual development of young people who would otherwise be excluded from the school system. This paper aims to explore the features of institutional and wider context which support this nonformal learning environment, as well as…
Descriptors: Educational Development, High Schools, Nonformal Education, Systems Approach
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
To encourage efforts for furthering the UN DESD agenda in Latin America, a meeting titled "Building Education for Sustainable Development" was held in Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November 2006. Plenary sessions were interspersed with working groups to look at how ESD can be integrated in formal and non-formal education systems, and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education