ERIC Number: ED211662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Can Participation Enhance Development?
Brigham, Earl K., Ed.
The NFE Exchange, n20 1981
Devoted to the role of participation in nonformal education (NFE) activities in enhancing development, this issue consists of an article on participation in NFE activities, descriptions of participatory programs, an annotated bibliography on participation, and a review of various publications related to participation. The lead article, "Can Participation Enhance Development?," examines a variety of approaches currently labeled as participatory as well as some key issues related to the role of NFE as a vehicle to enhance participation in the development process, including the project cycle (problem identification, participation in planning, implementing projects, participatory evaluation); women and participation; redefining roles; and rethinking participation (distinguishing between participation and manipulation, identifying and meeting needs, political implications, leaderships and new elites, group action, project participation and families). Described in a section on project highlights are 10 participatory projects in such areas as Indonesia, Africa, and Southeast Asia. A 57-item annotated bibliography on participation is provided. Reviewed next are publications covering the relation of NFE to the handicapped (with emphasis on rehabilitation, educational programs, and aids and devices) and the participation of women in development programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizen Participation, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Family Involvement, Females, Group Activities, Leadership, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Role
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Women in Development.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Development Support.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Non-Formal Education Information Center.
Identifiers: Africa; Asia; Chiwanda; Indonesia; Korea; Mali; Nigeria; Philippines; Political Implications; Tanzania