ERIC Number: ED100767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Formal Education in African Development. Report of a Survey.
Sheffield, James R.; Diejomaoh, Victor P.
Critical dimensions of the unemployment problem in Africa brought educational concerns to a head. The present survey, conducted by the African-American Institute, was prompted by a growing desire on the part of African governments and aid agencies to identify productive nonformal education programs in selected African countries and to explore alternative means of upgrading the skills and productivity of that vast majority of population which gets too little or no formal education. The report consists of five indepth case studies and descriptions of 70 projects that are representative of the categories and models in African nonformal education. These categories include (1) industrial and vocational training, primarily in the urban/modern sector, which may be subdivided into pre-employment programs; (2) agricultural training and rural community development, subdivided according to target populations; (3) programs aimed principally at rural youths, particularly school "leavers"; (4) training programs for adults in rural areas; and (5) descriptions of multipurpose programs. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Planning, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Labor Force Development, Models, Nonformal Education, Rural Development, School Surveys, Training Methods, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
African-American Institute, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
Identifiers - Location: Africa