ERIC Number: ED100769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives in Education: A Summary View of Research and Analysis on the Concept of Non-Formal Education. Program of Studies in Non-Formal Education. Team Reports.
The concept of nonformal education (NFE) is explored in a series of team reports. These reports fulfill the first objective, knowledge building, of a program that will culminate in the application of the knowledge about NFE in developing areas of the world through consultation, technical assistance, workshops, and information dissemination. Cross-disciplinary team working papers and semiweekly debates are the basis for delineating the future role of NFE in development planning as described in this series. This team report integrates the following generalizations that emerge in the individual studies. The concept of NFE is dependent on context and defined by the form of sponsorship and pedagogical format used. For national development, the impact of the concept of nonformal education is the expansion of educational alternatives and a sharpened comprehension of the world of out-of-school learning. In practice NFE is a response to a demand originating with the learners, such as a need for occupational education or education designed for rural settings. Planning for NFE, within a concrete situation and specific demands, facilitates a systematic look at formal education and the development of more equitable formats for financing. (JH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Evaluation, Individual Needs, Labor Force Development, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Relevance (Education), Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for International Studies in Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 008 059-064