ERIC Number: ED214731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Consultant Report for The People's Republic of the Congo (November 5-December 8, 1981): The Results of a Workshop to Develop Nutrition Education Materials.
A 3-week practicum for six Congolese health/nutrition workers focused on designing a field-testing program for nutrition education materials. Using cessation of breastfeeding as the topic, a pretesting workshop was carried out during the last three weeks of November, the first two of which were given over to making arrangements, producing needed materials, and collecting existing materials from the organizations involved: Service Maternal et Infantal (SMI), Alphabetisation, Radio Rurale, WHO's program Centre Nutritionnel, and CARE-CONGO. Each organization received material normally used by one of the other participating organizations, e.g., Radio Rurale used materials from Alphabetisation, etc. Each group went into a working area normally covered by one of the other organizations to promote inter-organizational familiarity and to provide a sense of discovery since participants worked with new materials in new areas. After all the groups had done field testing and prepared their reports, there was a general workshop for report presentation and discussion. In spite of some drawbacks (lack of time, in particular), constructive work was accomplished, training materials produced, and personnel trained in production and testing techniques. Moreover, an important step was made toward establishing coordination among the organizations. Appendixes include a project description, workshop materials, questionnaires, a materials development guide, etc. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Development Support.
Authoring Institution: Manoff International, Inc., Washington, DC.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Congo Republic