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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
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This short description examines vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. The overall aim is to help build bridges between VET systems, encourage learner and teacher mobility across Europe, and foster the understanding that Bulgaria's VET is first rate. Four sections focus on: (1) External factors influencing VET (demographics, economy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Influences, Demography
OECD Publishing, 2014
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD's 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries. In the 2014 edition, new…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Adults, Educational Attainment, Secondary 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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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
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2008
People learn in many different ways and in many different places. What is learned informally or experientially is often the same or similar to what may be learned in traditional formal learning environments. There are many reasons why recognizing experiential learning is viable educational option, more so in today's economy than ever before. Prior…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Education, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning
Bukhsh, Qadir – Online Submission, 2007
The present study was undertaken to highlight the gender disparities of Pakistan as well as at regional and international level. The study, measured the comparative outcome of formal and non-formal system of education in Pakistan. To achieve the desired goal, documentary analysis was considered appropriate. The number of schools and enrollment…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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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
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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
Dawe, Susan – 2003
The determinants of successful training practices in large Australian firms were examined. The study's three phases were as follows: (1) a review of existing literature; (2) a meta-analysis of previously conducted case studies of 49 large Australian firms in 14 industrial sectors; and (3) a comparative analysis of the findings of the past studies…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia). – 2003
The effectiveness of Australia's Adult Learners' Week campaign was evaluated before the event in August, 2001, and 2002, and after the event in September, 2001 and 2002. Each of these stages in the evaluation involved a random telephone survey of approximately 1,000 Australian residents over the age of 18 years. In addition, focus groups were…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis
Bowman, Kaye; Clayton, Berwyn; Bateman, Andrea; Knight, Brian; Thomson, Peter; Hargreaves, Jo; Blom, Kaaren; Enders, Marilyn – 2003
Researchers examined the factors driving and impeding effective implementation of recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Australia's vocational education and training sector. The study relied on the following data collection activities: a literature review; an environmental scan of current policies and procedures; statistical analysis of national…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Experiential Learning
Cain, Margaret L. – 2002
Recent empirical and theoretical literature was reviewed to examine how the dynamics of class, gender, and race affect adult learning in nonformal and informal settings. The following were among the key findings: (1) social dynamics such as class, gender, and race influence individuals' development of their self or subjectivity, which in turn…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Context Effect, Educational Environment
This document contains three papers on transfer of training and human resources. "The Effect of Organizational Support, Management Support, and Peer Support on Transfer of Training" (Susan E. Cromwell, Judith A. Kolb) reports on a longitudinal study of work environment factors that affect transfer of training in a university supervisory…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Adult Learning, Andragogy
McGivney, Veronica – 2002
The different views regarding what constitutes learning success and progression in England's post-16 learning sector and the problem of meeting current policy and funding priorities stressing tangible and measurable outcomes while simultaneously responding to learners' needs and preferences were examined in a discussion that drew upon policy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Alternative Assessment
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