ERIC Number: ED066639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-27
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Non-Formal Education: A Selected List of References for A.I.D. Technicians.
Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Education and Human Resources.
This annotated bibliography represents a compilation of nonformal education programs. Included are Agency for International Development (AID) reports and documents and other materials covering the work of international agencies and various other organizations and individuals. The materials are classified under four main headings. They are: (1) Definition and Scope, (2) Function, (3) Delivery Systems, and (4) Target Areas. The purpose of the bibliography is to assist the AID technician in the task of developing peoples capacities by pinpointing and concentrating on their most urgent social and economic problems. It is felt that this can be accomplished outside the realm of formal education by utilizing nonformal education. Nonformal education encompasses learning and development of skills (1) in the home, (2) in youth or adult activities; (3) in military training; (4) in social and political organizations; (5) on the job in private industry; and (6) in special government, foreign aid, or United Nations training projects. Nonformal education is thought to be increasingly important in developing nations where school costs are prohibitive, and there is an urgent need for adult education to teach family planning, better farming techniques, and training in new skills. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Citations (References), Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Programs, Extension Education, Family Planning, Population Education, Program Costs, Skill Development, Social Development, Social Problems, Technical Assistance
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Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Education and Human Resources.