‘Flexible Learning Strategies (FLS) is an umbrella term for a variety of alternative educational programmes targeted at reaching the most marginalized out-of-school children.’ (UNESCO Bangkok, 2017: 2) Can also be referred to as alternative learning programmes, equivalency programmes, accelerated learning programmes, and certified non-formal education programmes. These programmes typically occur outside of the formal education system. Also see definition for Non-formal education.
UNESCO Bangkok. 2017. Flexible Learning Strategies for Out-of-School Children and Youth. Bangkok: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002527/252750E.pdf