ERIC Number: ED029731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Adult Education in Less Developed Arid Regions.
Today adult education is recognized as one of the most important factors in bringing about social and economic development. However, there are some problems which serve as impediments to adult education in the less developed arid regions. These problems include: (1) entrusting adult education to agents who may not have the necessary qualifications; (2) a shortage of suitable teaching materials prepared by competent authors and lack of suitable audio visual aids; (3) the need for regular professional supervision and on-the-job training; (4) lack of adequate funds for implementing adult education programs; and (5) the role of local traditions and customs as a reason for resistance from adults. The advantages and potentials of adult education in rural areas are: (1) increasing self-assurance of the individual; (2) improving the social development of adults, which in turn has positive effects on various relationships; (3) increasing and improving crop and livestock production which contributes to economic development; (4) introducing improved farming practices and better techniques to arid regions by extension services. Adult education is seen as one of the most economical ways of developing arid lands. (CM)
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Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
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Note: Paper Presented at the International Conference on Arid Lands in a Changing World (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, June 3-13, 1969)