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Marques, Joana Brás Varanda; de Freitas, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Non-formal education and the dissemination of science are increasingly gaining importance around the world. Whilst astronomy in Brazil is no exception, its growth has however been slow and dispersed, institutions and activities across the country are uncoordinated, and no source exists that integrates relevant information and knowledge. To address…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Astronomy, Science Education
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Benavot, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2015
Literacy is an essential means of communication. It enables individuals, communities and institutions to interact, over time and across space, as they develop a web of social relations via language. Effective literacy policies, programmes and practices expand the scale of social communication and interaction. Thus, literacy thrives when a state of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction, Educational Policy
Bjornavold, Jens; Pevec-Grm, Slava; Graham, Michael; Deij, Arjen; Singh, Madhu; Charkoun, Borhène; Agrawal, Shivani – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
This publication is a global, country-by-country, inventory of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs). It is a copublication, prepared by two EU agencies, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the Section for TVET at…
Descriptors: Qualifications, National Standards, International Studies, Profiles
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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
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Kirby, Dale; Curran, Vernon; Hollett, Ann – Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 2009
A number of recent policy reports have suggested that Canadian universities and community colleges should play a more significant role in response to the adult education and training needs of Canada's workforce. This article discusses the results of a study that examined investment trends and the characteristics of non-formal adult learner…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
Bjornavold, Jens; Le Mouillour, Isabelle – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2009
Instruments and arrangements supporting transfer and accumulation of learning outcomes, such as validation and credit systems, form an important part of European and national lifelong learning strategies. Debate has largely focused on separate initiatives and failed to address how these may interact and could create synergies. A starting point for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Lifelong Learning, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
Holst, John D. – 2002
This book explores the relationship between adult education and social change and argues that it is vital for all adult educators to continuously engage radical theory in their teaching, reassess radical adult education's doubting and abandonment of the Marxist tradition in favor of postmodernism and radical pluralism, and seek to reinject the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Citizen Participation
Ni Cheallaigh, Martina, Ed. – 2002
This document presents outcomes of a review of the Memorandum on Lifelong Learning (LL) consultation reports from member states of the European Commission and EEA (European Economic Area) countries that collected all views on how best to make progress in implementing LL at local, regional, and national levels. Section 1 provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Citizenship
This document contains three papers on technology-enabled learning and human resource development. Among results found in "Current State of Technology-enabled Learning Programs in Select Federal Government Organizations: a Case Study of Ten Organizations" (Letitia A. Combs) are the following: the dominant delivery method is traditional…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Andragogy, Case Studies
Guggenheim, Eric Fries, Ed. – 2002
This document contains papers from a 2-day meeting on identification, evaluation, and recognition of nonformal learning in the European Union. The following papers are included: "Identification, Assessment, and Recognition of Non-Formal Learning: European Tendencies" (Jens Bjornavold); "Why Measure Human Capital?" (Riel…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis, Competence
Hinzen, Heribert, Ed. – Adult Education and Development, 2002
The following papers are included: "Editorial" (Heribert Hinzen); "Skills and Literacy Training for Better Livelihoods: A Review of Approaches and Experiences" (John Oxenham, Abdoul Hamid Diallo, Anne Ruhweza Katahoire, Anna Petkova-Mwangi, Oumar Sall); "'Learning to Read Woke Me Up!': Motivations, and Constraints, in…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Aspin, David, Ed.; Chapman, Judith, Ed.; Hatton, Michael, Ed.; Sawano, Yukiko, Ed. – 2001
These volumes contain 40 papers examining the principles, policies, structure, and practice of lifelong learning worldwide. The following are among the papers included: "Towards a Philosophy of Lifelong Learning" (David Aspin, Judith Chapman); "Locating Lifelong Learning and Education in Contemporary Currents of Thought and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy
Westerhuis, Anneke – 2001
European structures of qualification levels were examined through a review of reports on recent developments in Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The examination focused on the following topics: the scope of the national frameworks; the definition of standards and qualifications; the definition of levels in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Certification, Classification
Westerhuis, Anneke – 2001
This document contains reports on the structures of qualification levels in Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom that were commissioned during a study to identify trends and developments in the European Union related to national certification frameworks. Each country report examines the following topics: the history of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Building Trades, Case Studies
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