ERIC Number: ED123143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Facilitators: The Ecuador Project and Beyond.
Etling, Arlen Wayne
This study identifies important skills, knowledge areas, and attitudes of effective facilitators of nonformal education in community-based learning groups in Ecuador. A facilitator is an uncertified, nonprofessional educator who develops and maintains village learning groups outside the formal schooling system. Chapter one discusses the educational crisis in Ecuador and outlines the research study. Chapter two reviews the literature about the strengths and weaknesses of nonformal education. Chapter three describes the nonformal education project in Ecuador and gives an example of a successful village facilitator. Chapter four examines the literature on community development and teacher effectiveness for more suggestions to improve the existing facilitator idea. Chapter five describes the data-gathering technique used for this study. Chapter six describes the characteristics of facilitators taken from the research study. Chapter seven provides a general summary and conclusions of the project. (DE)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Leaders, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Leadership Qualities, Nonformal Education, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
Center for International Education, Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 ($5.00 paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador