ERIC Number: ED244766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Participation, Learning and Change. Commonwealth Approaches to Non-Formal Education.
Fordham, Paul, Ed.
The six-chapter book highlights the main issues and findings of the 1979 New Delhi Conference on Non-formal Education for Development. Chapter 1 defines non-formal education, discusses development needs, and discusses motivation at the political, operational, and participatory level. Chapter 1 includes two case studies of non-formal education in Tanzania and Botswana. Chapter 2 describes four target groups for non-formal education: children outside school, unemployed youth, adult illiterates and new literates, women and girls. It discusses vocational training needs of women, includes case studies, and describes Jamaica's JAMAL Program. Chapter 3 discusses program planning for non-formal education, curriculum development for school-aged children, methods and media, and training for policy makers and planners. The chapter presents a model curriculum for non-formal education of village children. Chapter 4 discusses the research and evaluation of non-formal education using traditional research, action research, and participatory research. Chapter 5 uses four case studies to discuss operational problems of non-formal education. Chapter 6 discusses the coordination, resources, and financing of non-formal education. In addition to a complete list of conference papers, a bibliography includes suggestions for further reading about the subject. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Females, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Models, Motivation, Nonformal Education, Poverty, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Identifiers: Third World
Note: An edited version of papers prepared for the Commonwealth Conference on Non-Formal Education for Development (New Delhi, India, 1979).