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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
Alturki, Malikah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to understand how women entrepreneurs learn to become entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The KSA's context has a significant impact on the manifestation of entrepreneurial learning (EL) processes and the development of entrepreneurial identity. However, no previous studies on women's entrepreneurial learning and…
Descriptors: Females, Entrepreneurship, Individual Characteristics, Social Networks
Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
For marginalized girls in developing countries whose life outcomes are threatened by poverty and gender-based discrimination, life skills education can arm them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to rewrite their futures. Oftentimes, their only access to education is through non-formal spaces provided by non-governmental organizations…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Womens Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations
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Maber, Elizabeth J. T. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Education sites, particularly in situations of conflict and transition, can play multiple and changing roles, including validating reproductions of state-sanctioned citizenship along exclusive strata, or conversely presenting alternative models of more inclusive citizenship. This article seeks to explore the dynamics and contributions of differing…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Environment, Nonformal Education, Gender Issues
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Tate, Amy – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
This chapter looks at ways in which pregnant women adopt the practices of Iyengar yoga, its value as a mode of transformative learning within a nonformal learning space, and the culture of body maintenance that drives practitioners.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Pregnancy, Transformative Learning, Nonformal Education
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Pereira, Sónia; Maiztegui-Oñate, Concha; Mata-Codesal, Diana – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: The article discusses the meanings of citizenship and citizenship education when formal citizenship is restricted by exploring the potential of photography education and practice as a tool that promotes the exercise of citizenship in the context of non-formal critical adult education. By doing it, this text aims to enhance our…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Migrants
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Under the research radar, and yet highly influential in transformation of practices concerning the social understanding and enactment of gender, are women-led non-governmental organizations (WNGOs). Their continued efforts to reconfigure gender identities and their impact on public policy formation have expanded notions of citizenship and…
Descriptors: Females, Nongovernmental Organizations, Institutional Role, Sex Fairness
Shanker, Ashim; Marian, Diana; Swimmer, Christopher – UNICEF, 2015
This paper aggregates the academic literature reviewing and reporting interventions for out-of-school children (OOSC) around the world to serve as a guide for potential interventions in South Asia and elsewhere. It complements the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI) South Asia Regional Study (2014). Thus the interventions reviewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Intervention
Saah, Albert Amoah – Online Submission, 2013
The promotion of adult functional literacy programs per se, neither creates the necessary motivation for learning, nor enhances the participation of adult learners in work-oriented or socio-cultural functional literacy programs. The task in learning-teaching transaction is to create the enabling environment for harnessing and enhancing…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Statistical Analysis
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Saah, Albert Amoah; Mensah, Joseph Adia – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
Community based learning and outreach is a strategy through which academic institutions worldwide including University of Ghana have successfully stayed relevant to less privileged communities; they exist in bringing benefits of education to their (less privileged communities) doorstep. Learner's participation has been an objective that any adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Community Education, Females
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Plakhotnik, Maria S.; Rocco, Tonette S. – Adult Learning, 2012
Most students come to their graduate programs with academic writing skills insufficient to excel in their studies. A lack of academic writing skills among graduate students has been a problem in a college of education at a large southeastern public research university where the project described in this article was implemented. To address this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Nonformal Education, Writing (Composition), Research Universities
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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
Spires, Robert Weber – Online Submission, 2012
In this qualitative, ethnographic case study, I examine two Thai NGO shelters/schools working with human trafficking survivors and at-risk populations of children ages 5-18. The two NGOs had a residential component, meaning that children live at the shelter, and an educational component, meaning that children are taught academic and vocational…
Descriptors: Children, Social Environment, Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations
Hanemann, Ulrike – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2012
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (2006-2015)--LIFE--to tackle the literacy challenge. This is a collaborative effort to accelerate literacy efforts in thirty five of the world's most challenged countries and thereby to unlock progress to reach all of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Literacy, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education
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Djietror, Beauty B. K.; Okai, Edward; Kwapong, Olivia A. T. Frimpong – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2011
Inclusive education is critical for nation building. The government of Ghana has put in measures for promoting inclusion from basic through to tertiary level of education. Some of these measures include expansion of school facilities, implementation of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE); the change of policy on girls who drop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Improvement, Educational Facilities Improvement
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