ERIC Number: ED058534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Population/Family Planning Education: A Demonstration Project of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM).
World Education, Inc., New York, NY.
The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) is working with World Education to introduce population and family planning education concepts into its literacy program in order to broaden the scope of the on-going functional literacy and family planning programs of the PRRM and to make them more applicable to the people. Specific objectives include: (1) Prepare and produce materials designed to interest and increase the awareness of out-of-school youths and young adults of the role and importance of family planning in their personal lives and the larger community; (2) Prepare literacy primers, guides and manuals for teachers and train teachers to use them effectively; and (3) Systematically test and assess the impact of these materials on participants and teachers and adapt them for widespread use. Project planning included recruitment of staff and the selection of demonstration barrios, selection of the population literacy educators and organizing a local Literacy Family Planning Council in each pilot barrio and training teachers for the project. The function of the Council includes mobilizing and organizing the literacy/family planning classes and formulating policies for program implementation. Prior to start of classes, the teachers were familiarized with the new techniques being used in the project. The project will be subjected to continuous evaluation and analysis during its planned four-year period of operation. (CK)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Action, Concept Teaching, Contraception, Demonstration Programs, Developing Nations, Educational Programs, Family Planning, Guides, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Pilot Projects, Policy Formation, Population Education, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, Rural Areas, Site Selection, Social Change, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Tests, Youth
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Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., New York, NY.