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Awgichew, Sisay; Seyoum, Yilfashewa – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the existing practices and challenges of Integrated Functional Adult Literacy Program in eastern Ethiopia. To achieve this objective, the researchers used mixed research design. Questionnaires, interview and focus group discussions were used as viable instrument for data collection. The questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Program Effectiveness, Mixed Methods Research
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Mayombe, Celestin – Africa Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this article is to assess the course content relevance in contributing to wage- or self-employment of adult non-formal education and training (NFET) in the context of South Africa. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment due to a lack of marketable skills remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Course Content, Employment Potential
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Ferrari, Mirella – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research starts by analysing the current state of artistic heritage in Italy and studying some examples in Europe: we try to investigate the scope of non-formal learning in artistic context, mediated by advanced technology. The framework within which we have placed our investigation is that of lifelong learning and lifedeep learning. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Museums, Nonformal Education
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Chen, Li-Kuang; Wang, Shan Tair – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Policies, practices, and studies have long been focused on nonformal learning for older adults as if this were the only learning context for grey populations. In fact, today more elderly adults participate in degree-conferring programs. It is important to explore why formal learning environments attract the elderly. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Students, Student Motivation, Enrollment
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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Paulson, Usha G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) assessed literacy, numeracy, and technology-related skills of adults and found skill levels of US adults are well below the international average. In a world where advanced skills are requisite to workplace competitiveness, low skills are a danger sign. An initial PIAAC…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Learning Strategies, Demography
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Mayombe, Celestin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Adult non-formal education and training (NFET) in South Africa was adopted in 1990 to address the problem of unemployment of non-educated and unskilled adults. Public and private NFET centres aim to meet the training needs of adults who were deprived of formal education that would foster access to opportunities for employment. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Nonformal Education, Employment Programs
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LaFollette, Lindsay K.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Schutz, Michael M.; Brady, Colleen M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Exploratory discriminant analysis was used to determine the extent adult consumers' interest motivation to participate in a free educational dairy farm event and their beliefs of the dairy industry could correctly classify the respondents' predicted participation in a nonformal educational event. The most prominent conclusion of the study was that…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables
Weber Guisan, Saskia; Voit, Janine; Lengauer, Sonja; Proinger, Eva; Duvekot, Ruud; Aagaard, Kirsten – Online Submission, 2014
The present publication is one of the outcomes of the OBSERVAL-NET project (followup of the OBSERVAL project). The main aim of OBSERVAL-NET was to set up a stakeholder centric network of organisations supporting the validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe based on the formation of national working groups in the 8 participating…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Validity, Case Studies
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Aziz, Tahir; Chuadhry, Muhammad Asif; Liaquat, Sumaira; Ali, Asim – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
To meet the educational needs of inmates, educational scholars of the world have attempted numerous strategies and interventions designs to facilitate learning and to improve achievement. The real function of a prison is to help develop better citizens, not just better inmates. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this multi-state study was to identify agricultural education teachers' perceived level of importance regarding selected instructional supervisory practices used in the nonformal components of agricultural education. The theoretical frame supporting this study was the theory of andragogy. Data were reported on the perceived…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Supervisory Methods, Andragogy
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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
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
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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Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip; Nijs, Hanne – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the presence of learning conditions for non-formal and informal workplace learning in relation to the characteristics of the employee and the organisation he or she works for. Design/methodology/approach: The questionnaire developed by Clauwaert and Van Bree on learning conditions was…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Factor Analysis, Individual Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Hassan, Moshood Ayinde – Educational Research and Reviews, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine how adult and non formal education is financed in Nigeria; and to examine areas or forms of and the problems of financing adult and non-formal education in Nigeria. Survey research was used in order to carry out the study. Three hundred and twenty five (325) respondents from government agencies,…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Likert Scales
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