ERIC Number: ED143787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Whilst Time Is Burning. A Report on Education for Development.
Kidd, J. Roby
The successes and failures of the many plans and dreams for education during the 1960s are examined together with why many of these schemes did not succeed, and how most of the problems of illiteracy, unemployment and underemployment, inadequate qualified manpower, and irrelevant and outdated educational methods and facilities still remain. It is emphasized that it is pointless and expensive to completely discard present educational systems, but preferable to adapt and improve what already exists. An attempt is not made to provide answers to these problems, but a vast range of alternative ideas, innovations, and educational aids are considered. It is pointed out that many education problems are not peculiar to developing countries, but are familiar throughout the world, and that there is a great need for improved communications between countries and a greater sensitivity toward both conflicting and mutual needs. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education)
International Development Research Centre, Box 8500, Ottawa, Canada K1G 3H9 ($1.00 in microfiche)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).