ERIC Number: ED118340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Attacking Rural Poverty: How Nonformal Education Can Help. A Research Report for the World Bank Prepared by the International Council for Educational Development.
Coombs, Philip H.; Ahmed, Manzoor
Designed to assist rural planners and policy makers of developing countries in the use of nonformal education programs, this book analyzes the findings of a two-year irternational research study. Emphasizing a functional view of education and equating education with learning, the focus is on: (1) preplanning diagnosis, (2) educational delivery systems, (3) costs and required resources, (4) innovative solutions, and (5) evaluations of nonformal programs. Data are derived from (1) extensive discussions with agency exPerts; (2) a wide assortment of documents; (3) analytical working papers; and (4) a diversified sample of 25 ongoing nonformal education projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Divided into three sections (evidence, analyses, and conclusions), this book includes the following chapters: (1) Background of the Study; (2) An Overview of Rural Education: (3) Extension Programs in Agriculture; (4) Training Programs in Agriculture; (5) Training for Nonfarm Occupations; (6) Self-Help Approach to Rural Development; (7) The Integrated Approach to Agricultural Development: (8) A Critique of Agricultural Education and Research Systems; (9) A Critique of Training Programs for Nonfarm Rural Skills; (10) Improving the Technologies of Nonformal Education; (11) The Economics of Nonformal Education; (12) Planning, Organization, Management, and Staffing; (13) A Final Recapitulation and Commentary. (JC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Costs, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Nonformal Education, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Planning, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Tables (Data), Training
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (ISBN 0-8018-1601-7, $3.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Council for Educational Development, Essex, CT.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A