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Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
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Rahman, Md. Mizanoor; Panda, Santosh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The program entitled "English in Action (EIA)", 9 year period DFID funded project in Bangladesh, was launched in 2008, for the desire to bring a change in the learning of English language. EIA works to reach a total of 25 million primary and secondary students and adult learners through communicative language learning techniques and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Thompson, Carol C. – Educational Forum, 2012
Non-formal learning for urban youth has a long history in the United States; it remains a source of innovation. This essay draws on literature about organizations that use community ties to encourage cognitive development and identity formation. It then describes how one youth organization in Camden, New Jersey uses presentations to the community…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Cognitive Development, Nonformal Education, Personality Development
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Ravensbergen, Frances; Vanderplaat, Madine – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This paper explores the use of "learning circles" as one form of knowledge production in social action research. It reports on a project that used learning circles as a setting within which to increase the engagement of people living with low income in developing strategies for the reduction and elimination of poverty in Canada. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups, Action Research, Social Action
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Phatininnart, Chuleeporn – Convergence, 2009
The making of changes inside prisons necessarily implies education. In Thailand, the point is not only to organise professional training courses but also to make detainees aware of the fact that they belong to a community of values. Non-formal education allows the necessary flexibility to an individual approach of training that must take into…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Professional Training, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Vong, Sou-Kuan; Wong, Matilda – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article discusses the importance of teacher induction not only for sustaining teacher retention and reducing attrition, but also for supporting beginning teachers, helping them develop professionally as they progress within the profession and enhancing effective teaching and learning. While acknowledging the importance of teacher induction,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Weyer, Frederique – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Non-formal education (NFE) is now considered as playing a critical role in the achievement of the objective of Education for All, by reaching the learning needs of youth and adults who do not have access to formal education, increasing their employment opportunities and therefore contributing to poverty alleviation. Yet there is still insufficient…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Out of School Youth
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
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van Dam-Mieras, M. C. E.; Rikers, J. H. A. N. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), United Nations University (UNU) initiated the creation of a network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) for Education for Sustainable Development. This paper describes the philosophy behind the activities performed by one of those RCEs, RCE Rhine-Meuse, an RCE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advisory Committees, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Librero, Felix; Ramos, Angelo Juan; Ranga, Adelina I.; Trinona, Jerome; Lambert, David – Distance Education, 2007
The cell phone, now the most widely used medium in Asia, has major educational implications. Most users, however, do not realize the cell phone's potential for education, nor even for the communication functions for which it was originally designed. Most educators still see the computer and the cell phone as unrelated devices, and the tiny cell…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Telecommunications, Student Attitudes
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2006
The Building Capacities for Non formal Education and Life Skills Programmes project in Uganda was implemented by Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) with financial and technical support from UNESCO--Section for Literacy and non Formal Education in 2004-05; aiming at assisting vulnerable and marginalised youth affected by HIV/AIDS and other risk…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Work, Functional Literacy, Nonformal Education
Adams, Nicole – Winds of Change, 2002
Today's young American Indians have unprecedented opportunities, but the traditional role of community and elders in leadership development has been disrupted. Several programs are described that develop Indian leaders in accordance with Indian traditions. Innovative cultural programming, internship and employment opportunities, and integrating…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Leaders
Linder, Kjell – 1990
Part I of this report describes projects in progress in nine countries: Bangladesh (Mass Education through Small Local Organizations), China (Multi-purpose Adult Education Schools and Resource Centres), Ethiopia (Literacy and Post-Literacy Programme), Jamaica (Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy), Nepal (Training for Vocational…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Developing Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1982
This workshop was designed to discuss the role of out-of-school science activities both in formal and non-formal education programs. Fifteen participants from Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand attended the workshop. Highlights…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Calvert, Robert, Jr. – 1985
A national study of training offered by nonschool organizations in the United States indicated that, in addition to schools and colleges, 28 other types of organizations offer training and education. The total number of persons served by traditional educational institutions in 1984 was around 80.4 million. In contrast, 151.5 million may receive…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Education
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