ERIC Number: ED104753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Road to the Village. Case Studies in African Community Development.
Sheffield, James R.; And Others
The five articles in this report explore issues of rural and urban development, formal and nonformal education, and local and national needs in Africa. "Partnership for Productivity" (PFP) and "Brigades in Botswana: Their National Impact" focus on the development of managerial and nonagricultural vocational skills in rural areas. In the case of PFP the target group is adult business men in Kenya's Western Province who receive advisory and training services. The Brigades are self-sustaining skill training programs for primary school leavers in Botswana. The programs cover operation costs through their own labor. "Tutume Community College" describes the efforts of a formal institution to develop nonformal education programs for rural development and community service. "The Development Orientation in Rural Ethiopia" summarizes a study that investigates the wants of local communities. "Educational Opportunities for Rural and Urban Communities in Kenya" demonstrates the effect of financing, staffing, and equipping inequities on the school examination results. Each of the articles attends to the relationships between local, grass roots, self-help efforts and national interventionist efforts and, after analyzing a situation or program, makes suggestions or draws conclusions about the future in relation to the analysis. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Attitudes, Community Development, Community Role, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Opportunities, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Nonformal Education, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Self Help Programs, Urban Areas, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Africa