ERIC Number: ED212425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Formal Education for Women in Morocco.
Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Morocco's three non-formal educational programs for "the hard core poor female adolescent school drop-out" differ in the kind and effectiveness of training offered. The Foyers Feminins program, although it claims to emphasize crafts and literacy, is in fact, definitely geared towards the teaching of handicrafts. The Ouvroir Centers provide training in traditional crafts to underprivileged girls and offer food aid to both participants and teachers. A program comparison reveals: Ouvroir shows more growth flexibility and potential; Ouvroirs girls are from more economically and socially deprived backgrounds; Foyers teachers are better trained and paid; Ouvroirs emphasizes vocational training more; and physical structures, equipment, and quality of craftmanship are similar for both. The handicraft training courses offered to females by the Handicraft Division of the Ministry of Social Services and Handicrafts offers scholarships and handicraft training rather than food aid. The Handicraft Centers provide more marketing and employment service and are much better housed and equipped than the Ouvroirs. Technical training in industry, commerce and trade, construction, and clothing is provided in the Handicraft Centers. Based on evaluation of existent vocational training programs for women, an Alternative Vocational Program providing specialized training in selected areas related to modern urban and rural economy is recommended. (CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Females, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Labor Force, Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Sex Discrimination, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Near East.
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Morocco