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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
McKnight, John – Kettering Foundation, 2015
Almost everyone is familiar with the African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." However, there are very few "villages" that actually engage in this practice. The educational assets of the village include the knowledge of neighborhood residents, the clubs, groups, and associations that are citizen-based learning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Resources
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
Krizay, Erin – Peace Corps, 2015
English practice activities can be a great medium for positive youth development. Worldwide, young people are aware of the increased opportunities available to those with English language skills, creating a high demand for quality English education. As a result, Youth in Development Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are often asked to teach English.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Volunteers
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Petersen, Karen Bjerg – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
In the past decades, the importance of developing and validating informal and nonformal learning processes has been launched by several international organizations including UNESCO and the OECD, originally mostly focusing on adult learning experiences. Meanwhile, in recent years an increased focus has been evidenced on introducing informal and…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, At Risk Persons, Teacher Education
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Latchem, Colin – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The following article examines the issues of open, distance and technology-based informal learning and non-formal education for individual and community development. It argues that these two modes of education, which are estimated to constitute 70-90% of lifelong learning, are insufficiently represented in the literature of open and distance…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Open Education, Distance Education
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Grover, Kenda S. – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
This qualitative study investigated how high level sports officials engage in experiential learning to improve their practice. Adult learning occurs in formal, nonformal and informal environments, and in some cases it is difficult to differentiate between these settings. In the case of cycling officials, learning begins in a nonformal environment…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Athletics, Adult Learning, Qualitative Research
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Johnson, Latrise – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
Literacy classrooms are places of tension in the shaping of literate identities for Black male students because of classroom and cultural mismatch, racialized literacy beliefs and deficit views of Black male literacy achievement. However, research on connections between students' out-of-school literacy and academic literacy participation tells a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, African American Students, Males, Literacy
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Filippoupoliti, Anastasia; Koliopoulos, Dimitris – Science & Education, 2014
Although a growing number of research articles in recent years have treated the role of informal settings in science learning, the subject of the history of science in museums and its relationship to informal and non-formal education remains less well explored. The aim of this review is to assemble the studies of history of science in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Methods, Museums, Informal Education
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Casas-Mas, Amalia; Pozo, Juan Ignacio; Montero, Ignacio – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Current research in music education tends to put the emphasis on learning processes outside formal academic contexts, both to rethink and to renew academic educational formats. Our aim is to observe and describe three music learning cultures simultaneously, including formal, non-formal and informal settings: Classical, Jazz and Flamenco,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Questionnaires, Musical Instruments
Caye, Joanne Snyder – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The aim of this qualitative research study is to understand the decision-making process of Hispanic adults who have lived in the United States at least 15 years, have English as a second language, have less education than other recent immigrant waves, and have become citizens within the past four years. Narrative inquiry and photovoice were the…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adults, Decision Making, Citizenship
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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Figaredo, Daniel Domínguez; Miravalles, Paz Trillo – Open Praxis, 2014
As a result of the increasing use of mobile devices in education, new approaches to define the learning competences in the field of digitally mediated learning have emerged. This paper examines these approaches, using data obtained from empirical research with a group of Spanish university students. The analysis is focused on the experiences of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Carvalho, Claudia Pato – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
This article discusses how biographical materials may be used in youth arts education projects to develop new methodologies and approaches that can stimulate artistic and social intervention in contemporary urban communities, thus changing the field of arts education policy at the community level. Through their creation of Artistic Society…
Descriptors: Biographies, Art Education, Youth Programs, Urban Youth
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Medir, Rosa Maria; Heras, Raquel; Geli, Anna Maria – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Guiding documents under the "PEC" acronym are commonly used in environmental education centres (EECs) in Spain. They are written documents that are seen as necessary tools to safeguard quality. In this study, we analyse the guiding documents of twenty-three EECs in the province of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) in order to understand their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Resource Centers, Sustainability
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