ERIC Number: ED370853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Forward Together: The United States' Role in Namibian Education and Training. The Namibian Education Program Working Paper #2.
Johnson, Walton R.; Devlin-Foltz, David E.
This document is the result of a consulting program that sought to identify ways in which institutions and individuals in the United States could be of greatest assistance to the education system of the new nation of Namibia, with particular attention to higher education. The report outlines the educational legacy of Namibia's colonial history, summarizes the most up-to-date information on the Namibian government's educational plans, projects, and priorities, and finally highlights areas where Namibian and other observers believe that the United States could offer expertise in support of Namibia's educational development. Divided into two parts, the first part discusses Namibian education including formal education in Namibia before independence and access, equality, quality, democracy, and policies and programs for education and training in independent Namibia. This section addresses matters such as language policy, basic education, secondary education, both preservice and inservice teacher training, higher education, the University of Namibia, the Polytechnic, adult and nonformal education, distance education college, and vocational and technical training. Part two suggests areas in which institutions and individuals in the United States can help, including school desegregation, curriculum development, teacher training, higher education, advanced information technologies, and others. Annexes include programs befitting refugees, current statistics on basic education, international assistance, representative current U.S. educational programs in Namibia, and a survey of Namibian Alumni of U.S. institutions. A list of 6 primary and 6 secondary contacts for interested individuals or groups is included. Contains 38 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Role, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange
Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.