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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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Mfum-Mensah, Obed – International Journal of Educational Development, 2003
This paper is an investigation of the impact of the Shepherd School Program, a non-formal basic education program implemented in seven pastoral communities in northern Ghana. The paper argues that non-formal basic education programs can have an important impact on the educational development of a community. However, for this to be possible, the…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries