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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
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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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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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
Elfert, Maren, Ed. – 2002
An historical account of the creation and development of the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) is presented. Written in honor of the 50th anniversary of UIE, this institutional history begins with a series of seven prefaces and memoir essays about the organization written by UIE administrators, board members and researchers. Two chapters detail…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Lavrnja, Ilija; Klapan, Anita – 2001
Croatia has still not established a system of adult educator training. A large part of the problem in development of adult education studies is that Croatia retained the idea that andragogy is a pedagogic subject; also, some believed andragogy was an import from the West. Significant progress has been made since the 1950s when Croatia rebelled…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Andragogy, Developing Nations
Gormley, Kevin J. – 2000
Since the mid-1970s, participatory research (PR) has provided an alternative approach to those development systems that rely on outside experts and implement predetermined solutions. PR empowers disadvantaged people by recognizing them as co-researchers working together to gather information and implement solutions to their problems. This paper…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
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Hoppers, Wim – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Argues that the present crisis of basic education for young people in Africa reveals problems that are more fundamental than enrollments, inputs, and costs. Maintains that non-conventional approaches to learning, associated with non-formal and distance education, have important but distinct contributions to make to the reform of mainstream…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
O'Grady, Barbara, Ed.; Levenson, Ruth, Ed. – 1978
Focusing on how local village communities in developing countries might support part or all of their educational costs, this study describes methods used by developing countries to reduce education costs and offers a model incorporating several of the most successful components of such projects. First is a discussion of methods used by governments…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Education, Community Involvement
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1979
The book presents background information and papers which were prepared for a conference on educational development in Asia and Oceania. The document is presented in three major sections. Section I offers an overview of regional development strategies with emphasis on the relationship of education to economic development. Major regional objectives…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1977
Part of a series of Unesco technical information reports, this publication presents information on educational practice in 71 countries. Both developing and developed nations are included. The information, which is provided in a table on each country, comes from the official Country Reports to the 36th Session of the International Conference on…
Descriptors: Community Role, Comparative Education, Cooperative Education, Developed Nations
Kidd, Ross – 1982
Intended as a tool for non-formal education practitioners and researchers in identifying a range of relatively fugitive material, this bibliography includes 1,779 references to descriptive and analytical materials concerning the use of the performing arts as a medium for education and social change in the Third World. An introductory essay offers…
Descriptors: Community Development, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Folk Culture
Siddiqui, Dilnawaz A. – 1978
Studies of the role of education in human development, especially in relation to approaches to national education in developing countries, are cited in this 45-item annotated bibliography. Other topics covered include educational development in rural areas, and development through non-formal and adult education programs. Case studies of individual…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1975
The document presents 11 papers dealing with educational administration in developing nations. It is intended to aid UNESCO staff members and other educational advisors as they collaborate with policy makers in developing nations to improve educational programs. Written by staff members of UNESCO's Division of Educational Finance, the papers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cooperation, Developing Nations, Educational Administration
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