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Toward a Strategy of International Interaction in Non-Formal Education. Program Studies in Non-Formal Education. Team Reports.
Axinn, George H.; And Others
This document is one in a series of team reports intended to stimulate further dialogue on the subject of international nonformal education from a conceptual and practical point of view. Introductory information is included in chapter 1 and in document SO 008 058. Chapters 2 and 3 define, classify, and analyze the processes of nonformal education and of international interaction. Nonformal education is defined as the education gained in any organized setting apart from a specific school program. Chapter 4 considers the available channels of communication, differentiating between interpersonal and mass media forms. Chapter 5 presents a strategy for developing nonformal education and a case study derived from the introduction of green manuring in rural India. Chapter 6 examines accomplishments of international assistance; identifies trends with respect to the purpose, channels of interaction, and specific programs; identifies shortcomings; and makes suggestions for overcoming limitations. Chapter 7 focuses on the reciprocity of international interaction in nonformal education. Chapter 8 assesses the assumptions underlying past strategies in international interaction and suggests more appropriate strategic approaches for the future. The concluding chapter sums up the strategies of international interaction in nonformal education and offers 69 hypotheses as useful guides to action and as aids to thinking. (DE)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Developing Nations, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, International Education, International Programs, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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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 008 058-064