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 Youth policy topics>Youth work/History of youth work/Non-formal learning>Non-formal learning related documents

Non-formal learning / education

 Related Key Documents:

pdf_icon Bergstein, Rita and Taylor Mark (eds) (2009): Youthpass guide. European Commission, Brussels.

pdf_icon Bjørnavold, Jens (1997): Identification and Validation of Prior and Non-Formal Learning.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki.

pdf_icon Du Bois-Reymond, Manuela (2003): Study on the links between formal and non-formal education.
Council of Europe Publications, Strasbourg.

pdf_icon Brennan, Barrie (1997): Reconceptualising non-formal education. In "International Journal of Lifelong Education" Vol 16 N° 3.

pdf_icon Chisholm, Lynne (2005): Recognising non-formal & informal learning in the youth sector – terminology cheat sheet.
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften, Innsbruck.

pdf_icon Chisholm, Lynne and Hoskins, Bryony with Glahn, Christian (eds) (2005): Trading up – Potential and performance in non-formal learning.
Council of Europe Publications, Strasbourg.

pdf_icon Chisholm, Lynne (2007): Rediscovering the learning continuum: renewing education for democracy.
Plenary keynote at the EU Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action Programmes 2007-2013 Launch Conference. Tallinn, 11 April 2007.

pdf_icon Clarijs, René (2005): Non-formal and informal education in Europe.
European Association of Institutions of Non-Formal Education for Children and Young People.

pdf_icon Colardyn, Danielle and Bjørnåvold, Jens (2004): Validation of formal, non-formal and informal learning: policy and practices in EU member states.
In "European Journal of Education" Vol. 39 N° 1.

pdf_icon Colardyn, Danielle and Bjørnåvold, Jens (2005): The learning continuity: European inventory on validating non-formal and informal learning.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki.

pdf_icon Colley, Hellen, Hodkinson, Phil and Malcom, Janice (2002): Non-formal learning: mapping the conceptual terrain. A Consultation Report.
Lifelong Learning Institute, Leeds.

pdf_icon Colley, Hellen, Hodkinson, Phil and Malcom, Janice (2003): Informality and formality in learning.
Learning & Skills Research Centre, London.

pdf_icon Coombs, Philip and Ahmed, Manzoor (1974) Attacking rural poverty: how non-formal education can help.
John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

pdf_icon Coombs, Philip (1976): Nonformal education: myths, realities and opportunities.
In "Comparative Education Review" Vol. 20 N° 3.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (1998): 25 years of youth policy in the Council of Europe: Taking stock and looking ahead.
Bucharest, 27.04.1998.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (1998): Declaration of the 5th Conference of Ministers responsible for youth. Young people: active citizens in a future Europe. Human Rights - Participation - Solidarity.
Bucharest, 29.04.1998.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (2001): Symposium on non-formal education. Part 1 / Part 2
Report. Strasbourg, January 2001.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (2002): Declaration of the 6th Conference of Ministers responsible for youth.
Youth constructing Europe. Thessaloniki, 09.11.2002.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (2003): Recommendation (2003) 8
of the Committee of Ministers on the promotion and recognition of non-formal education/learning of young people.
Strasbourg, 30.04.2003.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (2005): Resolution of the 7th Conference of Ministers responsible for youth on the priorities of the Council of Europe's youth sector.
Budapest, 24.09.2005.

pdf_icon Council of Europe (2008): Declaration of the 8th Conference of Ministers responsible for youth. The future of the Council of Europe youth policy: Agenda 2020.
Kyiv, 11.10.2008.

pdf_icon Council of Europe and European Commission (2006): Coyote 11 – Non-formal learning and education.

pdf_icon Council of the European Union (2004): Council resolution on common European principles for the identification and validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Brussels, 18.05.2004.

pdf_icon Council of the European Union (2005): Council resolution on addressing the concerns of young people in Europe — implementing the European Pact for Youth and promoting active citizenship.
Brussels, 24.11.2005.

pdf_icon Council of the European Union (2006): Council resolution on the recognition of the value of non-formal and informal learning within the European youth field.
Brussels, 20.7.2006.

pdf_icon Council of the European Union (2009): Council resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018).
Brussels, 06.11.2009.

pdf_icon Coussee, Filip, Verschelden, Griet, Van de Walle, Tineke and Williamson, Howard (eds) (2009): The history of youth work in Europe and its relevance for youth policy today.
Council of Europe Publications, Strasbourg.

pdf_icon Coussee, Filip, Verschelden, Griet, Van de Walle, Tineke, Medlinska, Marta and Williamson, Howard (eds) (2010): The history of youth work in Europe - Volume 2. Relevance for today's youth work policy.
Council of Europe Publications, Strasbourg.

pdf_icon Directorate of Youth and Sport (2007): Mini-compendium on non-formal education.
Strasbourg, April 2007.

pdf_icon European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (2008): Validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe: a snapshot.
Cedefop, Thessaloniki.

pdf_icon European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (2009): European guidelines for validating non‐formal and informal learning.
Cedefop, Thessaloniki.

pdf_icon European Commission (2000): A memorandum on lifelong learning.
Commission Staff Working Paper (SEC(2000)1832). Brussels, 30.10.2000.

pdf_icon European Commission (2001): A new impetus for European Youth.
White Paper, Brussels, 21.11.2001.

pdf_icon European Commission (2003): Implementation of Education & Training 2010 Work Programme: Validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Progress report, Brussels, November 2003.

pdf_icon European Commission (2004): Common European principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Final proposal from Working Group H. Brussels, 03.03.2004.

pdf_icon European Commission (2009): An EU Strategy for Youth – Investing and Empowering. A renewed open method of coordination to address youth challenges and opportunities.
Brussels, 27.04.2009.

pdf_icon European Youth Forum (2000): Staying alive. The non-formal learning domain in Europe.
Brussels, 21.10.2000.

pdf_icon European Youth Forum (2003): Policy paper on youth organisations as non-formal educators – recognising our role.
Rome, 22.11.2003.

pdf_icon European Youth Forum (2005): Policy paper on recognition of non-formal education: confirming the real competencies of young people in the knowledge society.
Brussels, 12.11.2005.

pdf_icon European Youth Forum (2008): Policy paper on non-formal education: a framework for indicating and assuring quality.
Castelldefels, 03.05.2008.

pdf_icon European Youth Forum (2008): The sunshine report on non-formal education.
Brussels, 2008.

pdf_icon European Youth Forum (2009): Reaction to the Commission Communication "An EU Strategy for Youth – Investing and Empowering".
Brussels, 05.07.2009.

pdf_icon Fennes, Helmut and Otten, Hendrik (2008): Quality in non-formal education and training in the field of European youth work.
Study paper, September 2008.

pdf_icon Holford, John, Patulny, Roger and Sturgis, Patrick (2007): Indicators of non-formal and informal educational contributions to active citizenship.
University of Surrey.

pdf_icon Hoppers, Wim (2006): Non-formal education and basic education reform: a conceptual review.
International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris.

pdf_icon Hoskins, Bryony (2004): The Youth sector and non-formal education/learning: working to make lifelong learning a reality and contributing to the third sector.
Youth Research Partnership, Strasbourg.

pdf_icon Hult, Asa and Andersson, Per (2008): Validation in the Nordic countries: policy and practice.
Nordiskt nätverk för vuxnas lärande, Kristianstad.

pdf_icon Institut für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik (2007): The socio-economic scope of youth work in Europe.
Final report for the Youth Partnership. Frankfurt.

pdf_icon Komp, Kathrin (2005): Synthesis report of the literature reviews on the economic dimension and value of youth non-formal learning.
Institute for Social Work and Social Education, Frankfurt. (not available online)

pdf_icon Krezios, Athanasios and Ambrozy, Miki (2010): Here2stay – a handbook on non-formal learning and its social recognition.
Kids in Action, Thessaloniki.

pdf_icon Otero, Manuel with McCoshan, Andrew and Junge, Kerstin (eds) (2005): European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Final report to the European Commission. Ecotec, Birmingham.

pdf_icon Otero, Manuel with Hawley, Jo and Nevala, Anne-Mari (eds) (2007): European inventory on validation of informal and non-formal learning.
Final report to the European Commission. Ecotec, Birmingham.

pdf_icon Peace Corps (2004): Nonformal Education Manual.
Peace Corps, Washington.

pdf_icon Sahlberg, Pasi (1999): Bridges for learning – non-formal education in Europe.
European Youth Forum, Brussels.

pdf_icon Schild, Hans Joachim and von Hebel, Manfred (2006): Milestones for formal and social recognition of non-formal and informal learning in youth work.
Coyote magazine #11 Youth – Training - Europe, May 2006.

pdf_icon Singh, Madhu (2005): Recognition, validation and certification of informal and non-formal learning.
Unesco Institute for Education, Hamburg.

pdf_icon Siurala, Lasse (2008): The variety and differences amongst the concepts of non-formal education.
Vilnius, 16.04.2008.

pdf_icon Smith, Mark (2009): Non-formal education.
Encyclopaedia of informal education.

pdf_icon Spronk, Barbara (1999): Non-formal education at a distance: a framework for discussion.
Working paper, International Extension College.

pdf_icon Taylor, Mark (ed) (2007): European portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers.
Council of Europe Publications, Strasbourg.

pdf_icon United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2006): Synergies between formal and non-formal education.
Unesco, Paris.

pdf_icon Werquin, Patrick (2008): Recognition of non-formal and informal Learning in OECD countries: a very good idea in jeopardy?
In "Lifelong Learning in Europe" N° 3 | 2008.

pdf_icon Werquin, Patrick (2010): Recognition of non-formal and informal learning: country practices.
OECD, Paris.

pdf_icon Werquin, Patrick (2010): Recognising non-formal and informal learning: outcomes, policies and practices.
OECD, Paris.

pdf_icon Youth Partnership (2004): Pathways towards validation and recognition of education, training & learning in the youth field.
Working paper by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Strasbourg and Brussels, February 2004.

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