ERIC Number: ED235093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Changing the Role of Adult Education Programs in Latin America.
If adult education programs are to be successful, they must be relevant to the needs of their intended target audience and must have the potential to affect the status quo of Latin American women. In addition, these programs can be significantly enhanced by the effective operation of a distance education system. Apathy, lack of knowledge, and empathy, linked to the idea that the professional elites know what is best for the rest of the population, have been responsible for adult education programs that have produced frustration and, in some cases, resistance by the Latin American adult. Only to the extent that the activities offered by the adult education programs are important and relevant to the individual will the person continue to actively participate in them and encourage others to do likewise. Currently in Latin America, there are very often great differences in those adult education programs offered to women and those offered to men. So that women can become active participants in society, adult education programs which promote the social and economic participation of women should be implemented. Distance education--education via radio, television, etc.--is worth considering in Latin America because it is flexible and it has potential for reaching large sectors of the population. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Distance Education; Latin America
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (24th, Mexico City, Mexico, April 5-9, 1983).