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Diversity and Poverty Issues not Recognized?

The COABE conference in Dallas this week was the best-attended ever. Of course, it was in Texas!

As I reviewed the list of presentations, very few dealt specifically with issues related to topics that we address in this community, focusing specifically on diversity, poverty, or rural/nonformal programs. Why do you think that happens when this community is filled with views, opinions, and, yes, controversy related to what defines us and what is useful to us in education?

Readings, videos and audios on Nonformal Education (non-formal education, NFE, community education, community learning, or social pedagogy)


This strand of our discussion is focused on useful reading, video and audio materials about nonformal education.  I'll offer one below, but perhaps you would like to reply with suggestions of others.

What is non-formal education?

Although the context for this article is nonformal education in developing countries, not particularly in the U.S., here are several interesting ideas to consider:

Nonformal vs. non-formal education

Paul and others,

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