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ERIC Number: ED070714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 16
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Alternatives for Educational Development: Case Studies or Practical Applications.
Miller, Ralph M.
Presented in this work are case studies drawn from developing countries, principally Madagascar and Niger. They are examples of radical alternatives designed to serve a population not served by conventional schools and to convey instruction quite different from what is usually given in schools. In brief, the programs are more production-oriented than the so-called work-oriented literacy programs and are aimed at reaching thousands of people. Four vital principles are embodied in this approach to education: 1) use of low-level manpower with concomitantly simplified and scheduled calendars of instruction; 2) emphasis upon specific skills and knowledge applicable to the lives of the learners; 3) a concern to build confidence through success and have learners apply their new skills and assume additional responsibility; and 4) to treat education as one of a complex of inputs designed to improve specific conditions. (FDI)
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