ERIC Number: ED330849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Grassroots Approaches to Combatting Poverty through Adult Education. Supplement to Adult Education and Development. No. 34.
Duke, Chris; And Others
Adult Education and Development, n34 suppl 1990
This supplement to "Adult Education and Development," a journal for adult education in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, refers to and is intended as a companion volume to "Combatting Poverty through Adult Education: National Development Strategies" (Croom Helm 1985). In addition to an introductory chapter and a conclusion, this book contains seven stories of the relationship between adult education and development and findings on local and grass-roots adult education. Chapter 1 discusses international comparative study in adult education and global issues, briefly reviews national development strategies and introduces the seven accounts of adult education projects in Africa, Asia, and Aboriginal Australia. Each case study begins with an introduction and summary. "White Health for Black Australians--A Cautionary Tale" (Sandra Stacy) describes a well-intentioned project that was culturally ill-tuned to its clientele. "Women Working Together--Learner-Determined Priorities in the Tototo-Kilemba Programme" (Noreen Clark) reports an indirect, need-based program in Kenya concerned with women and health. "Developing Women's Income-Generating Skills in Swaziland" (Simanga Nxumalo) discusses a project that emphasized the link with borrowing facilities to break the hold of money-lenders. "Organising Women for Action--Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)" (Anita Dighe) reveals a delicate balance between cooperation and confrontation with authority and other interests opposed to women's development in India. "Learning and Action in Rajasthan--The Work of Seva Mandir" (Om and Ginny Shrivastava) provides an optimistic view of the Indian National Adult Education Programme. "From Health Care to Community Development: Broadening the Base of Gonoshasthaya Kendra" (Rezaul Haque) studies the growth of a new Indian nongovernmental organization. "Organising Agricultural Labourers in Southern India: Association for the Rural Poor" (Felix Sugirtharaj) is an account of the rationale for and approach to "development from below." Chapter 9 is a review of the seven case studies. It highlights: (1) the researchers' perceptions of performance measurement; (2) main achievements; (3) common themes; (4) recurring issues; and (5) implications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Employed Women, Females, Foreign Countries, International Studies, National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Self Employment, Womens Education
German Adult Education Association, Dept. of International Cooperation, Rheinallee 1, 5300 Bonn 2, Federal Republic of Germany.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Adult Education Association, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers: Australia; India; Kenya; Swaziland