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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
Coombs, P. H. – 1975
Rural development is a far more complex, long term proposition than has been generally admitted, for it involves a fundamental transformation across social, political, and economic lines. While the learning needs of rural populations vary considerably, educational planning for all rural areas should incorporate the concept of learning as a…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Community Education, Cooperative Planning
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most of the problems of illiteracy, unemployment and underemployment, inadequate qualified manpower, and irrelevant and outdated educational methods and facilities still remain.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
Grandstaff, Marvin; And Others – 1974
Historical perspectives on nonformal education are examined in this report which is one of a series on nonformal education. Background information for the series is included in document SO 008 058. Chapter 1 relates nonformal education to the concept of development now held by such international assistance agencies as the World Bank and UNESCO.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Development
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
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
Sanders, Donald P. – 1974
An introduction to a symposium on the development of adolescent schooling is followed by one of several presentations concerning current thinking about the problems involved in developing experimenting schools. The paper elaborates the basic propositions about modernization, the process of school reform seen as a process of social learning, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Colclough, Christopher – Convergence, 1976
Argues that basic education programs operated as separate systems from existing formal education programs in developing nations will not produce the expected results of rural education at reduced unit costs. (WL)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Strategies
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Paulston, Rolland G.; LeRoy, Gregory – Teachers College Record, 1975
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Educational Development, Educational Objectives
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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
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
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
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
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education. – 1975
This document summarizes the experiences and results of four years (1972-1975) of work in nonformal education in Ecuador. The project grew out of informal discussions in 1970 between several members of the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts and a group of Ecuadoreans and Americans in the USAID mission in Quito.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development
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
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