lifelong education.

30 April 2006

From the earliest publications of the sixties about the deschooling society, the crisis of the educational system, the new concept of Lifelong Education and the need of Out-of-School educational activities for the new concept of community development, and, specially, from the articles and books published in the seventies by American authors, like Philip H. Coombs, Roy Prossser, Manzoor Ahmed, Cole Brembeck, Roland Paulston and others, the concept and the term of nonformal education started to be a word in use with strength in the world of education. Now, there are an international consensus about the need, importance and concept of nonformal education, but the process to arrive to this situation was long and, sometimes, difficult. In this article we try to analise chronologically and discover the events and discussions along this process.


Key words: Nonformal education, formal education, informal education, alternative educational conceptions, theories of education, lifelong education.

30 December 2005

Education contributes to economic development. However, the ideal development is the Human one. Education is one of the main factors involved in Human Development. The Social Development of the countries has to improve their social, political and mental structures. Strategies to improve social development include Birth Control, Family Assistance, Women Promotion, Social Equality, and Human Rights promotion. Ali this may be achieved by Education, through democratic ideas, innovation, and individual development of people and social groups.


Key words: Development, Education, Economy, Human development, Lifelong education.