Formal, nonformal and informal education: A holistic perspective on lifelong learning

  title={Formal, nonformal and informal education: A holistic perspective on lifelong learning},
  author={Thomas J. La Belle},
  journal={International Review of Education},
This article presents a conceptual framework for understanding the interrelationships among formal, nonformal and informal education. It provides a typology of modes of education across the life span, from childhood to old age. The nonformal education mode is the focus of the article as examples of programs for differing ages, sexes, social classes and ethnic groups are discussed. The third section of the article raises questions regarding the relationship between nonformal education for… 
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  • M. Mead
  • Education
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1943
Modern conceptions of education are contrasted with the primitive emphasis upon the need to learn that which was fixed and traditional, based primarly on the child as the learner. Today, owing to the