ERIC Number: ED221432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Education Skills Training Project-Nepal: Final Report and Process Evaluation.
Pfau, Richard H.
A training project conducted by the University of Connecticut (UCONN) to help educators in Nepal improve their educational system is described. The report comprises a summary, background information, a description of the project as carried out, and discussion of evaluation activities and results. Specific objectives were to help the Nepalese improve their educational planning and financing procedures, identify and test innovative and cheaper alternatives for expanding educational opportunities, and develop a more rational educational system. These objectives were accomplished by providing M.A. degree and nondegree graduate-level training at the university to 24 Nepalese. Short term training was also provided by university faculty for 126 educators in Nepal itself. The training program had some unique components. For example, UCONN faculty met with the M.A. degree participants before their studies began in the United States. Special orientation activities were conducted. There was a continuous emphasis on relating studies at the university to each participant's work in Nepal by conducting seminars and having each student complete an applied project which responded to an area of need in his or her organization in Nepal. The students visited U.S. schools. Tutorial assistance was provided and social activities were sponsored. Several evaluation activities were conducted throughout the project. All components of the program were successful except the one-semester nondegree program, which had mixed results. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Inst. of Public Service.
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