ERIC Number: ED338906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education in Development. Methods and Approaches from Changing Societies.
McGivney, Veronica; Murray, Frances
The case studies described in this book provide examples of initiatives illustrating the role of adult education in development and its contribution to the process of change in developing countries. The book is organized in five sections. Case studies in Part 1, "Health Education," illustrate the links between primary health care and adult education: use of traditional knowledge to develop confidence and initiate change (Peru); training without written texts (Nicaragua); working through peer-group methods and cascade teaching (Brazil, Ghana); use of drama and puppetry to mobilize debate and confront difficult issues (Malawi, India); and linking of school, home, and community education (India). Part 2, "Literacy," contains case studies that show ways in which literacy affects personal growth and contributes to social and economic change: an integrated social literacy program (Northern Bangladesh); role of post-literacy in irrigation (Senegal); popular education and literacy in a women's laundry workshop (Chile); literacy crash course with tribal women (India); and personal experiences (Zaire, Zimbabwe). Case studies in part 3 illustrate how rural development can be achieved: a coordinated education "intervention" system (Southeast Asia); a national initiative with hill tribes (Thailand); Association for the Orientation of Cooperatives (Brazil); drama workshops (Sierra Leone); nongovernmental development organizations (Bangladesh); and the Green Belt Movement (Kenya). Case studies in part 4, "The Role of Women in Development," show how women's education projects can have important development outcomes for communities in Kenya, Tanzania, and India. Part 5, "Concluding Observations," highlights factors that international agencies must take into account in development activities. Twenty-two references are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Role of Education, Rural Development, Social Change, Social Development, Womens Education
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 19B De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England (8.95 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers: Asia (Southeast); Bangladesh; Brazil; Chile; Ghana; India; Kenya; Malawi; Nicaragua; Peru; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tanzania; Thailand; Zaire; Zimbabwe