ERIC Number: ED167478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
The Ecuador Project. Technical Note No. 1.
Evans, David; Hoxeng, James
This report describes the basic goals, philosophy, and methodology of a rural non-formal education project designed to develop and disseminate educational materials in Ecuador. The majority of the population lives in rural settings where facilities are severely limited and the few learning resources seldom relate to the experience of rural children. The project devised materials based on certain goals: (1) an emphasis on education useful to the lives of rural people; (2) the use of nonprofessional manpower; (3) the use of attractive and self-instructional materials; (4) the use of a wide variety of distribution systems such as the Catholic Church, the Ministry of Education, and a national community development agency; and (5) the creation and development of materials by Ecuadorians. Criteria for the materials were that they be inexpensive and easily reproduced from locally available materials, spark interest and participation, have immediate relevance to the user's situation, be self-explanatory, and conceived of as part of a self-generating curriculum. Types of materials are simulation games, fluency games dealing with numeracy and literacy skills through dice and card playing, and expressive techniques which contain a variety of devices to encourage self-expression through story telling. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Rural Education
Center for International Education, Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.