ERIC Number: ED134674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Operational Seminar: A Pioneering Method of Training for Development. Educational Studies and Documents No. 20.
de Clerck, Marcel
This descriptive study is mainly intended for adult educators, teachers, engineers and technicians in industry and agriculture in charge of illiterate workers, international and national specialists responsible for the launching and running of literacy programs, and more generally for all who take an interest in the work which is being done to link education to development. The focus is on operational seminars (the principles and methodology of which were worked out and applied through the efforts of UNESCO), which have in recent years become an important means for training personnel for national literacy programs. The conceptual basis, organization, content, and results of certain of the operational seminars held so far are presented in four chapters: I. Introduction to the Operational Seminar on Literacy Work, II. Development of the Background to the Operational Seminar, III. Phase One of the Educational Study of the Milieu, and IV. Phase Two of the Educational Process: The Education and Training Program. A separate section, Conclusions and Future Prospects, and two appendixes (Some Practical Hints on Organizing an Operational Seminar and Specimen Program of Activities of an Operational Seminar on Functional Literacy Training Linked with Rural Development) are included. (WL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Development, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, International Education, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Seminars, Training Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).