ERIC Number: ED212426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Non-Formal Educational Programs for Women in Morocco.
Youssef, Nadia H.; And Others
Morocco's existing non-formal education programs involving women (Foyers Feminins and Ouvroirs) cater to female adolescents from low-income families and are almost entirely oriented to the teaching of traditional feminine crafts. Efforts are being made by both programs to introduce non-craft training in areas related to the modern economic sector. Other government-sponsored non-formal educational programs involving women include Handicraft Training, Commercial Training, and Hotel Training. However, women are severely limited in access to these vocational training programs. Although Ouvroirs Training Centers are commended for their market-orientation, organization of trainees into production units, and reorientation in basic training objectives to upgrade the scholastic component, neither the Foyers Feminins program nor the Ouvroir Centers are fully responsive to changing social and economic conditions. Recommendations include: strengthening of Foyers Feminins and Ouvroir curricula to make them more responsive to both remedial education needs and economic prospects of female adolescents; expansion of the current vocational training system to extend industrial training to both sexes; expansion of commercial training opportunities for women; and establishment of special training programs for rural women in agriculture-related fields. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Females, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Women in Development.
Identifiers: Morocco; Rural Women; Third World Education Systems
Note: For a related document, see RC 013 157.