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

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


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



Pages: 191-197

Published by: Firenze University Press

Publication year: 2020

DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-155-6.13

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