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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
Hoppers, Wim – International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO, 2006
This paper intends to: identify the problems of non-formal education within different socioeconomic contexts in relation to the changing landscape of basic education as a whole; review the range of current practices; and raise some pertinent issues as a basis for policy analysis and further systematic research and development work on non-formal…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Policy Analysis
Friboulet, Jean-Jacques, Ed.; Niamego, Anatole, Ed.; Liechti, Valerie, Ed.; Dalbera, Claude, Ed.; Meyer-Bisch, Patrice, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ3), 2006
Amartya Sen defined development as the creation of capabilities or capacities. One of the crucial capacities is basic education. With no access to writing, reading and numeracy, people are unable to fight against poverty and to build their lives in the current global environment. In this perspective, the right to education cannot be conceived only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Dignity, Nonformal Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Murthy, C. S. H. N. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
Designing media and ICT strategies for a newly formed country like Eritrea, which has endured 30 years of armed struggle, leading to massive destruction followed by serial drought, is fraught with numerous constraints: limitation of human resources (e.g. qualified personnel), infrastructure and financial constraints. At the same time, though it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
Zutshi, Bupinder – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2004
The new monograph series, IBE Collaborative Projects: Strengthening Capacities through Action, documents projects initiated and managed by local or national level institutions in diverse countries, which have been technically or academically assisted by UNESCO's International Bureau of Education (IBE). This first publication in the series…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Child Labor, 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
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
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
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
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
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