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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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Baughman, Sarah; Boyd, Heather H.; Franz, Nancy K. – Evaluation and Program Planning, 2012
Increasing demands for accountability in educational programming have resulted in increasing calls for program evaluation in educational organizations. Many organizations include conducting program evaluations as part of the job responsibilities of program staff. Cooperative Extension is a complex organization offering non-formal educational…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Evaluation Utilization, Program Evaluation, Accountability
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Miller, Michael T.; Deggs, David – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Rural community colleges have an often understated impact on the communities they serve, especially in regard to their role in developing the identity of individuals. The ability of the rural community college to influence individual identity development is often exasperated due to the challenges associated with rural American life. The role of…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Nonformal Education, Community Colleges, Recreation
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Exter, Marisa; Turnage, Nichole – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2012
This exploratory qualitative study examines computing professional's memories of their own formal and non-formal educational experiences, their reflections on how these have prepared them for their professional roles, and their recommendations for an "ideal" undergraduate degree program. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Data Analysis, Questionnaires
Wagner, Daniel A.; Murphy, Katie M.; De Korne, Haley – Brookings Institution, 2012
Parents, educators, government ministers and policymakers in all contexts and countries around the world are concerned with learning and how to improve it. There are many reasons for this, but none is more important than the fact that learning is at the heart of success at the individual, community and global levels. Learning First is the title of…
Descriptors: Learning, Educational Research, Equal Education, Educational Objectives
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
In 2011, the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy launched a journal series to support and build awareness of the issues and challenges raised by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center's research report, "The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color" (youngmenofcolor.collegeboard.org.) The intent of the series is to…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, African American Students, Males, Educational Experience
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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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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
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
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Taylor, Edward W.; Duveskog, Deborah; Friis-Hansen, Esbern – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the practice of Farmer-Field Schools (FFS) theoretically framed from the perspective of transformative learning theory and non-formal education (NFE). Farmer-Field Schools are community-led NFE programs that provide a platform where farmers meet regularly to study the "how and why" of farming and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Nonformal Education
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Ruitenberg, Claudia W. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This case study focuses on "Walking Home Carrall Street," a series of walks with youth that took place in the autumn of 2010 on and around Carrall Street in Vancouver, BC. Through participant observations, interviews and analysis of the written reviews submitted by the youth, the purpose of the study is not to provide generalisable…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Youth Programs, Nonschool Educational Programs, Experiential Learning
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Harris, Margaret S. G. – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article considers the value of flexibility and free choice in learning, and examines the increasing recognition of the evolving and wide range of appropriate environments for learning, such as the workplace, the home, the community, and the virtual world. This "Lifeplace Learning" is compared to the requirements and visions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning, Access to Education, Readiness
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Closson, Rosemary B.; Kaye, Sylvia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The Baha'i Faith, which was founded in 1863, holds as its purpose the awakening of humanity to invisible possibilities, providing humankind with conscious direction and hope vis-a-vis the challenges and perplexities of time (Rosen, 2010). The Baha'i writings explain that spiritual forces are the foundation of reality and that the Word of God is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Tutors, International Education
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
The main purpose of this paper is to provide an in-depth analysis of participation in non-formal learning in different European Union member states. The paper also seeks to extend analysis of the training gap by pursuing the distinction between the supply and the demand for skills. We use aggregate data from the Adult Education Survey (Eurostat)…
Descriptors: Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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McNally, Thomas – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012
This article examines innovative approaches to augmenting science lessons taught in middle and high school, with special emphasis on the importance of the early teen years, when experiences both in and out of school have significant impact on career decisions. This is a reflective essay on the recent work of science educators and educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Scientific Literacy, Educational Researchers, STEM Education
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