ERIC Number: ED200752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The South-North Transfer of Educational Technology for the Basic Education of Adults. Proceedings of the South-North Workshop Conducted at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas, March 26-28, 1980).
O'Neill, Joseph P., Ed.
These proceedings contain two presentations as well as recreated dialogue from discussions at a workshop to explore potential areas of collaboration and cooperation between North and Latin America. The first presentation addresses the topic of adult basic education in Latin America. It describes the historical, cultural, and socio-political context in which the campaigns to reform and renew adult basic education have occurred. The second presentation considers five conceptual issues of some importance to efforts in North America directed at adults living in urban society which influence program and policy decisions and may affect North American needs for and ability to use technologies developed by colleagues in South America. It also presents several issues related to technology transfer. The dialogue reflects discussion from the floor as it concerns the basic issues of the conference: (1) Is there a basic philosophical difference in the way North and Latin Americans look at the social role of education? (2) In what sense is adult education political? and (3) Are teaching techniques transferable across cultures? These themes are addressed: hypothesis of south-north transferability, ideology and the adult as learner, methodology in teaching adults, and education and employment. An epilogue presents responses to an evaluation questionnaire mailed to participants three months after the workshop. A list of participants is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Development, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, International Educational Exchange, Politics, Teaching Methods, Technical Assistance, Technology Transfer, Workshops
The Conference University Press, P.O. Box 24, Princeton, NJ 08540 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Inter-American Foundation, Rosslyn, VA.
Authoring Institution: Council for Educational Research in Latin America, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Latin America; North America