ERIC Number: ED167470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Non-Formal Alternatives to Schooling: A Glossary of Educational Methods.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
This document describes activities in the field of nonformal education as an aid to educators as they develop programs to meet individual student needs. Advantages of nonformal education include that it is need-oriented, less expensive than formal systems, flexible, involves peer teaching, and does not encourage elitist feelings among students. Activities are listed in five chapters. Chapter I focuses on individualized strategies such as programmed instruction, correspondence learning, mini courses, and recurring education. Chapter II lists activities involving education and work. Programs of this type are sponsored by national training organizations, the military, national and civic service groups, and private organizations. Chapter III concentrates on community-based learning activities such as street academies, cooperative schools, family-centered alternatives, and open universities. Chapter IV reviews technology-centered alternatives including media, mobile resource centers, community technology centers, and computers. The final chapter suggests activities which are oriented toward changing attitudes of participants. Examples are leadership training programs, guerilla and ethnic theater, and programs on life and survival skills. For each category, information is presented on activities, objectives, advantages of certain activities in teaching certain skills or working toward specific objectives, relevant literature, and organizations to contact for further information. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Resources, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, Higher Education, Individual Needs, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Peer Teaching, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Methods, Values, Work Study Programs
Publications Assistant, Center for International Education, Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 550-551