ERIC Number: ED177052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Nonformal Education in Ghana: A Project Report.
Kinsey, David C., Ed.; Bing, John W., Ed.
The document describes a rural nonformal education field service grant project in Koforidua, Ghana, carried out by the University of Massachusetts' Center of International Education in collaboration with the University of Ghana's Institute of Adult Education and the People's Education Association of Ghana. The project was designed to increase the capability of the university to assist developing countries with development-oriented nonformal education programs. Special program characteristics include combined service, training, and research; tripartite institutional relationships; interinstitutional collaboration; an action-based training model; short term staffing; and multiple small projects. The document is presented in seven chapters. Chapter I describes the purpose and nature of the project, the participating organizations, and the initial organization, site exploration and selection, and developmental phases. Chapter II discusses theoretical considerations of collaborative programs, design issues, related specific aspects of the Ghana program, and offers staff comments on the collaborative process. Chapters III through VI examine the rationale, description, and possible insights obtained for each subproject, such as a village facilitation branch model, popular culture models, an adult literacy program, and wayside mechanics workshops. Chapter VII offers observations and conclusions about the overall program characteristics. Continuing activities in Ghana after the end of the project indicated program effectiveness. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Involvement, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, International Programs, Models, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Rural Areas
Center for International Education, Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Note: For a related document, see SO 011 997