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The Community Education Program: A Reflection on Good Practice in the USA

  • Miriam Douglas

This good practice essay puts the Community Education Program (CEP) as a focus for comparison between West Virginia (USA) and Germany/European Union (EU). The essay is a combination of reflections on qualification frameworks, learning outcomes, lifelong learners/learning, transnational organisations, the Scottish Framework, a number of good practices, and accreditation from a research and practical perspective. Despite substantial research efforts, a national qualifications framework (NQF) or accrediting body for the CEP could not be identified in the US. The goal is to continue research on a national and international level. In the meantime, the good practice efforts, established through various features, continue to apply.

  • Keywords:
  • Community Education Program (CEP),
  • formal/non-formal/informal education,
  • lifelong learner (LLL),
  • national qualifications frameworks (NQFs),
  • transnational/global,
  • Germany/United States of America.,
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Miriam Douglas

West Liberty University, United States - ORCID: 0000-0002-0070-6703

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Chapter Title

The Community Education Program: A Reflection on Good Practice in the USA

Authors

Miriam Douglas

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-155-6.13

Peer Reviewed

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2020

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CC0 1.0

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Book Title

International and Comparative Studies in Adult and Continuing Education

Editors

Regina Egetenmeyer, Vanna Boffo, Stefanie Kröner

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Number of Pages

238

Publication Year

2020

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© 2020 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-5518-154-9

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978-88-5518-153-2

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978-88-5518-154-9

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Studies on Adult Learning and Education

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2704-596X

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2704-5781

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