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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
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, 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
Mannan, M. A. – 1975
The 303 items in the annotated bibliography are arrayed under four headings: (1) general literature--economic issues, (2) general literature--nonformal education, (3) economics of nonformal education (including cost-benefit analysis, investment and return in human capital, and economics of on-the-job training and retraining), and (4) planning and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Development
Kiros, Fassil G.; And Others – 1975
Fiscal and other economic constraints facing developing nations underscore the need for careful and detailed planning for education focused on the identified purposes. Until recently educational requirements have been measured in terms of inputs. Effectiveness measurements change the basis for judging the educational system from such input or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Measures, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations
Valley, John R. – 1973
In analyzing past and present conditions of external degree programs, it is apparent there is emerging support for lifelong learning. There has been an increase of American interest in the external degree program, particularly during 1970. There are five external degree-related developments which contribute to increasing lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conventional Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Development
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for International Studies in Education. – 1972
General conclusions regarding the uses of education in the development process reached by the investigators involved in the Michigan State Project in Non-Formal Education are reported and the rationale behind these conclusions is discussed. These broad questions being explored by investigators are noted: Historical Perspectives; Categories and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment
Brembeck, Cole S. – 1972
The goal of educational strategy is to determine the kinds of behavior which are desired and to create those educational environments which most clearly support and encourage this behavior. This paper is an inquiry into the nature of formal and non-formal learning. The structural characteristics of each kind of educational environment are examined…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Needs
King, Kenneth – Prospects, 1976
In terms of nonformal education in developing countries, the author examines (1) the notion of a basic educational package, relevant to the needs of the poorest rural areas, (2) the potential of alternative indigenous educational systems, and (3) possible interactions between nonformal education and the ordinary school system. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning
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Blunt, Adrian – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1988
Differentiates between education and learning, describes the emergence of nonformal and lifelong education, traces shifts in the conceptual framework of educational development, links learning and development, and discusses current thinking about lifelong learning and development. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Economic Development, Educational Development
Lourie, Sylvain – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1984
Three topics were discussed at the October 1983 meeting of the International Institute for Educational Planning: (1) the relationship between education and science and technology, (2) educational planning with regard to both formal and nonformal education, and (3) links between educational planning and decision making and educational databases.…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Databases, Decision Making, Educational Cooperation
Prospects, 1973
The rationale underlying the emphasis of current UNESCO programs on renovation and reorientation of formal and nonformal systems of education in rural areas introduces a series of papers which emphasize the need for coordinated, long-term planning for rural development. (SM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educational Development
Prasertsri, Supote – 1996
This report describes and analyzes the efforts and achievements made in Cambodia during the past 16 years with a special focus on developments after the United Nations organized election in 1993. During this process UNESCO played a small but important part in the reconstruction of education, freedom of expression (through the training of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational History
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. – 1988
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean face severe financial restrictions in educational funding. Responses to these restrictions are complex and require strong experimental efforts and adaptation to distinct and changing national situations. The articles in this bulletin respond to various proposals and situations that illustrate the search…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Development
Calvo, Gilbert – 1988
Various educators from Latin and Central America and the Caribbean met to design and produce materials for teaching family life, human sexuality, community life, and environmental studies. They concluded that the materials should meet community standards; help prepare for future change; develop working models for designing effective teaching…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Planning
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