ERIC Number: ED206799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Development of Productive Skills. Report of a Sub-Regional APEID Workshop on Non-Formal and Alternative Structures in Education with Emphasis on Development of Productive Skills (Philippines, May 28-June 16, 1979).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Delegates from six countries (Bangladesh, Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines) met in the Philippines in May-June 1979 at a UNESCO-sponsored conference to discuss development of productive skills through nonformal and alternative structures in education. The main part of the meeting was a series of reports of the nonformal educational experiences of each country. These experiences can be synthesized for the six countries as follows: (1) all the countries have similarities in the nonformal education (NFE) programs, which can be classified into three categories--NFE programs conducted by the government under several ministries, semi-government NFE programs, and privately organized NFE programs; (2) the participating countries have adopted major policies with respect to the eradication of poverty and unemployment, with stress on NFE and the development of productive skills through varied training programs and transfer of technology to rural areas; (3) planning, development, and implementation of NFE differs according to the administrative structures of education in the various countries; (4) use of local resources for educational programs is stressed; (5) in all countries, NFE programs with emphasis on the development of productive skills aim to improve the quality of life of the people; and (6) factors affecting NFE activities include purpose, organization, resources, management, state of national development, and sociocultural customs and traditions. (The report also contains in-depth studies of several nonformal education projects.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Economic Development, Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment, Government Role, Job Skills, Nonformal Education, Productivity, Rural Development, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Vocational Education, Youth
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Korea; Philippines; Thailand