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ERIC Number: ED119880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-18
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Towards New Ventures in Education. Workshop on Nonformal Education (Yared Music School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 18, 1974).
Neqniq, Ato Million
The major responsibility of this workshop on nonformal education is to establish some prototypes of community training activities which will coordinate with the agricultural and health components of Ethiopia's Fourth Five Year Plan for rural development and which can later be reproduced in the countryside. Linking education to overall development objectives requires new thinking to incorporate: (1) a curriculum that grows from the community; (2) "classrooms" at any point where learning takes place' (3) schools that are integrated into the community; (4) highly flexible educators who can respond to the immediate needs of the community; (5) respect for and inclusion of the "noneducated"; (6) heavy emphasis on skill implementation and follow-up procedures. This workshop will be working with the concept of the "community practicum" which embodies the following: (1) a practical and community orientation emphasizing application via total community availability; (2) participation by both trainees and trainers; (3) response to expressed community needs; (4) utilization of existing skills and resources in an effort to promote self-employment and increased levels of income; (5) practical skills related to local productivity. Questions to be considered at this workshop should focus on how the community practicum concept can be implemented and how to best guard against bureaucratic suffocation. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia