ERIC Number: ED186296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
International Perspectives on Nonformal Education. Conference Proceedings of the New England Meeting of the Comparative and International Society (Amherst, Massachusetts, May 3, 1979).
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
This document contains the papers delivered at the New England Regional Meeting which focused on the theme of International Perspectives on Nonformal Education. The keynote address provides a state of the art of nonformal education and discusses its successes, limitations, and future challenges. The first group of papers presents philosophical and programmatic concerns of nonformal education. One paper discusses the ideological presumptions of nonformal education. The collaborative process in international nonformal education programs is examined in another paper. A third paper discusses the instructional staff for out of school education and a look at voluntarism. The second group of papers examines nonformal education in various countries and presents case studies of specific nonformal education projects. For example, one paper describes the Village Polytechnic in the rural areas of Kenya as a potential solution to the problem of skyrocketing unemployment of thousands of primary school graduates who are unable to continue their formal education. Another paper discusses the Haiku and the tea ceremony of Japan. Other papers look at nonformal education in Turkey, West Germany, Honduras, Chile, Ghana, Poland, Africa, and Mexico. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Conference Papers, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Volunteers
Center for International Education, University of Massachusetts, 285 Hills House South, Amherst, MA 01003 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Identifiers: Africa; Chile; Ghana; Honduras; Japan; Kenya; Mexico; Poland; Turkey; West Germany