ERIC Number: ED057342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Thailand Functional Literacy and Family Life Planning.
World Education, Inc., New York, NY.
This document gives details on a current Thai project whose object is to introduce family planning concepts into adult education programs. Complementary objectives are: (1) Educate 200,000 adults through literacy/family planning programs by 1976; (2) Develop appropriate instructional materials; (3) Add and emphasize family life education in the following areas: earning a living, budgeting, family welfare, maternal and child health, and nutrition; (4) Organize and implement a pilot project for 40 classes in two provinces; and (5) Train teachers, supervisors and administrators to work in the program. A field survey of the target population's living conditions, health, and other factors was conducted. Next, a set of educational materials was developed and pre-tested on a group of illiterates in the Bangkok area. Several approaches designed to keep the student interested in literacy through content relevant to his needs were used in developing the materials. Family life planning is incorporated into the Thai materials as one part of four subject areas which closely affect the family--agriculture, health and family planning, home economics, and civics. Appendices A through E contain useful details on these projects. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Audiovisual Aids, Community Responsibility, Concept Teaching, Contraception, Economic Factors, Educational Programs, Family Life Education, Family Planning, Functional Literacy, Health Education, Home Economics, Instructional Materials, Projects, Social Influences, Surveys, Textbooks, Welfare
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., New York, NY.