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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
Middelborg, Jorn; Duvieusart, Baudouin, Ed. – 2002
A community learning centre (CLC) is a local educational institution outside the formal education system, usually set up and managed by local people. CLCs were first introduced in Myanmar in 1994, and by 2001 there were 71 CLCs in 11 townships. The townships are characterized by remoteness, landlessness, unemployment, dependency on one cash crop,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, 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
Oxenham, John – 1975
The author feels that nonformal adult literacy education should be structured around several observations he has made concerning such education: adults learn to read and do arithmetic faster than do children; the difference in learning rate between adults and children in regard to writing is negligible; learners vary greatly in their learning…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations
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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
This issue presents some excerpts from the Commonwealth Conference on Non-Formal Education for Development, held in New Delhi, India, January 22-February 2, 1979, concerning the concept and tasks of nonformal education. Includes a few observations and recommendations from each of the Conference's 12 committees. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conference Reports, Coordination, Developing Nations
Legaspi, Perla E. – 1997
The delivery of literacy services by state universities in the Philippines is embedded in their academic functions of instruction/teaching, research and development, consultancy, and extension services. To reach a larger clientele and democratize access to education, the University of the Philippines (UP) has established the Open University. The…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Development, Cooperative Programs
Wagner, Daniel A. – 1998
Available evidence suggests that Islamic (or Quranic) schools, as the primary contemporary example of indigenous schooling, have made major changes in various countries where they remain active. These include changes in the nature of instruction, style of teaching, and teacher corps. In general, these changes have been made in response to social…
Descriptors: Community Control, Community Development, Community Schools, Economic Development
Narang, Renuka – 1997
Lifelong learning has a long tradition in India. In the last century, the government has accepted adult education as its responsibility. Since 1977, the University Grants Commission has incorporated adult and continuing education and extension into its policies, converted the Cells for Adult Education into full-fledged University Departments of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, College Role, Educational Development
Doronila, Maria Luisa C. – 1997
In the Philippines, introduction of a formal education system, new written language, and the knowledge encoded in it have been part of a colonization process and not the result of direct evolution from informal education. The discontinuities between formal and informal education--abstraction, systematization, and specialization--are greater and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Legislation
Canieso-Doronila, Maria Luisa – 1997
Emergent reforms in education in the formal and nonformal sectors in the Philippines are changing the answers to traditional research questions and ways in which educational research will be carried out. Informal education is the ongoing process of transmission of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes by a society to its youth. Formal education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Development, Educational Change, Educational Development
Ulusavas, Mualla – 1993
Modern Turkey is considered a bridge between the East and the West. Education in Turkey is operated and financed largely by public expenditures, and public education is free. Adult (nonformal) education is an extension of educational opportunities to people who could not benefit from formal education or who intend to expand their knowledge or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational History
Ulusavas, Mualla – 1994
In Turkey today, 93% of all persons between the ages of 6 and 15 attend school, and 89.7% of males and 71.1.% of females over the age of 15 are literate. Turkey's largest adult education programs are public, free, and offered both within and outside the formal educational system by governmental bodies, national institutions, and voluntary…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Development, Educational Objectives
Ekstrand, Lars Henric – 1992
Non-Formal Education (NFE) is traditionally defined as any organizational activity outside the established formal education system. In India two major types of NFE exist. The first type is literacy courses, available for students of any age; these are taught in the evenings. The second type is vocational training, which often takes place during…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Opportunities, Females
Berstecher, D., Ed.; And Others – 1985
This book is the final outcome of a research project begun in 1981 by the International Institute for Educational Planning under the title, "Planning and Management of Formal and Nonformal Education within Integrated Rural Development Projects." Part 1 reports the concluding 1984 Nepal seminar to pinpoint the real role of education as a…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs
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
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