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Hoppers, Wim – International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO, 2006
This paper intends to: identify the problems of non-formal education within different socioeconomic contexts in relation to the changing landscape of basic education as a whole; review the range of current practices; and raise some pertinent issues as a basis for policy analysis and further systematic research and development work on non-formal…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Policy Analysis
Friboulet, Jean-Jacques, Ed.; Niamego, Anatole, Ed.; Liechti, Valerie, Ed.; Dalbera, Claude, Ed.; Meyer-Bisch, Patrice, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ3), 2006
Amartya Sen defined development as the creation of capabilities or capacities. One of the crucial capacities is basic education. With no access to writing, reading and numeracy, people are unable to fight against poverty and to build their lives in the current global environment. In this perspective, the right to education cannot be conceived only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Dignity, Nonformal Education, Measures (Individuals)
Smith, Gregory A., Ed.; Williams, Dilafruz R., Ed. – 1999
This book explores different facets of emerging forms of educational practice that implicitly recognize the close relationship that exists between human cultures and the environment. The first six chapters describe educational efforts in K-12 schools throughout the North American continent. The second six chapters consider the work of people in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ecology, Educational Development, Educational Innovation
Farmer, James A., Jr.; Papagiannis, George – 1975
The document focuses on the evaluation processes of educational programs in nonformal education which are designed to help adults develop new attitudes and practices particularly in developing countries. It consists of two articles which discuss basic evaluation concepts in nonformal education. The first article, Perspectives on Evaluation, by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment
Kidd, J. Roby – 1974
The successes and failures of the many plans and dreams for education during the 1960s are examined together with why many of these schemes did not succeed, and how most of the problems of illiteracy, unemployment and underemployment, inadequate qualified manpower, and irrelevant and outdated educational methods and facilities still remain. It is…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Developing Nations, Educational Change
Case, Harry L.; Niehoff, Richard O. – 1975
The monograph provides background information, questions and comments about current trends in development theory and practice and their impact on education. It is offered as a framework for consideration by policy makers, planners, and administrators in developing countries and in aid-giving agencies who are concerned with policies and programs to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agencies, Bibliographies, Developing Nations
Miller, Harry G.; Torricelli, James – 1978
To develop background for examining the past, present, and future of adult education in Thailand, the author initially sketches an economic and geographic profile of the country. In the second of five sections, Thailand's adult education movement is traced by examining the influences of kings, the Buddhist religion, various governments, and the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Educational Development
Gillette, Arthur Lavery – 1977
This book presents a lengthy case study of education in Tanzania that examines 1) the emerging relationships between formal and nonformal education in Tanzania, 2) the models of socioeconomic development reflected in the relationships between formal and nonformal education, and 3) the evolution of the Tanzanian revolution as reflected by the…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development
La Belle, Thomas J. – 1976
The book explores why nonformal education programs in Latin America fail to promote and influence desired social change. Nonformal education includes community involvement and technical training in schools after school hours, adult basic education, extension courses relating to agriculture, health, and community enterprises. The book contains…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Comparative Education
Etling, Arlen Wayne – 1975
This study identifies important skills, knowledge areas, and attitudes of effective facilitators of nonformal education in community-based learning groups in Ecuador. A facilitator is an uncertified, nonprofessional educator who develops and maintains village learning groups outside the formal schooling system. Chapter one discusses the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Leaders, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Education and Human Resources. – 1974
This paper elaborates on the Agency for International Development's (AID) new strategies for educational assistance to developing nations, with special reference to available, centrally funded technical assistance resources and the means for procuring them. Section one provides a brief introduction and lists the kinds of resources available and…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Economics
Lyons, Raymond, Ed.; Poignant, Raymond, Ed. – 1969
This book contains four monographs based on research conducted in a number of African countries between 1965 and 1967 in an attempt to illuminate some of the problems confronting educational planners in developing countries. The book is one of three related volumes of case studies on educational planning in the English-speaking countries of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Administration
Kleis, Russell J.; And Others – 1974
The three essays in this discussion paper present ways of structuring the concept of non-formal education. "Toward a Contextual Definition of Non-Formal Education" isolates three primary sub-systems: organizational, human, and curricular. Within these subsets non-formal education is differentiated from formal education by a more loosely…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Anthropology
Axinn, George H.; And Others – 1974
The two essays that make up this discussion paper explore the cultural implications for non-formal education. "Modes of Intervention" examines the typical fashion in which nations have aided the development of other nations through technical assistance. This mode comes from the assumption that a modern nation has special knowledge to…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Conceptual Schemes, Cultural Influences, Economic Development
Brembeck, Cole S.; Grandstaff, Marvin – 1974
The two essays contained in this discussion paper examine means for determining alternatives to formal education. "The Strategic Uses of Comparative Learning Environments" assumes that different environments are conducive to accomplishing different goals. In the future there is a need to find out more about the structural properties and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Development, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Planning