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Støren, Liv Anne; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Participation in job-related training among immigrants is becoming more important in Europe in view of large immigration inflows. This paper considers differences in training participation rates by immigrant background including by whether they are from Western or non-Western origins. Also considered is whether differences by immigrant background…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Participation, Job Training, Foreign Countries
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Fernández-Limón, Claudia; Fernández-Cárdenas, Juan Manuel; Gómez Galindo, Alma Adrianna – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Teacher education can benefit directly from experiences in non-formal settings. This article presents a research study with elementary teachers who were teaching in public schools in the state of Nuevo León, México, and participated in a STEM Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshop. The workshop provided a platform for teachers to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Nonformal Education, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Continuing Education
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
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Hintz, Carly J.; Lackey, Brenda K. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Based on increased demand for educational programming, leadership at Schmeeckle Reserve, a campus natural area in Stevens Point, WI explored the needs for expanded environmental education efforts. In 2014, a three-phased needs assessment framework was employed to explore educational programming offered in the community. Results from interviews and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Needs Assessment, Environmental Education, Community Programs
Bateman, Andrea; Coles, Mike – UNESCO Bangkok, 2017
One of the recommendations of the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) held in Shanghai in 2012 was to explore the possibility of developing international guidelines on quality assurance for the recognition of qualifications based on learning outcomes. Following this recommendation, UNESCO Bangkok…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Vocational Education, Participation, Employees
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Kaufmann, Katrin – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This investigation focuses on participation and related investment patterns in job related non-formal education (NFE) in selected European countries. Broadening previous research formats of NFE are distinguished by investment including financial and time investments by employers, employees and public authorities. By this, company-sponsored and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education, Comparative Education
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Brown, Nicholas R.; Terry, Robert, Jr.; Kelsey, Kathleen D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The National FFA Organization is committed to providing non-formal learning activities focusing on leadership education. Summer camps are a major component of FFA activities and concentrate on personal growth, leadership development, and recreational activities for youth. This repeated measures study determined the level of cognitive gain and the…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Learning Activities, Youth Programs, Leadership Training
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Schwier, Richard A.; Seaton, J. X. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Does learner participation vary depending on the learning context? Are there characteristic features of participation evident in formal, non-formal, and informal online learning environments? Six online learning environments were chosen as epitomes of formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts and compared. Transcripts of online…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
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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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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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
Boeren, Ellen – Online Submission, 2011
In this paper, we control the intention theory of Fishbein and Ajzen (1980) for the participation in an adult education course. Based on the Flemish Eurostat Adult Education Survey, we reveal that participants in adult education have a more positive attitude towards learning and that within the group of non-participants, those who formulate an…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Intention, Barriers, Educational Attitudes
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Saar, Ellu – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
We concentrate on the following research questions: (1) Do the structure of the educational system and its interaction with the labour market affect the training gap between low-skilled blue collar workers and high-skilled white collar workers? and (2) Do the ways that institutional systems shape opportunities for lifelong learning differ between…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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Van Den Berg, Heather A.; Dann, Shari L.; Dirkx, John M. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2009
Adult conservation education is growing nationally. We investigated adults' motivations to take part in Michigan's Conservation Stewards education and volunteerism program. We used three theoretical frames (adult education orientations, volunteerism motivations, and leisure benefits sought) to understand learners' involvement. Adults' education…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Volunteers, Environmental Education
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O'Donnell, Kevin; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents selected data on adults' participation in educational activities in the United States, excluding full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, over a 12-month period from 2004-05. Historically, full-time only participation in postsecondary (college and vocational) programs has…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Adult Education, Individual Characteristics
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