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ERIC Number: ED301688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Network for the Participatory "Formation" of Adult Educators. Report on the Meeting of the ICAE Training Network (1st, Nairobi, Kenya, September 29-October 3, 1986).
International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
A group of 10 men and women representing Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and North America met in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 1986 to form a training network. During the conference, the 10 representatives met together and in small groups to (1) identify and discuss some of the training programs that are available to adult educators in general and to grassroots practitioners and popular educators in particular; (2) explore ways of validating the role, knowledge, and skills of community-based popular and grassroots adult education practitioners; and (3) discuss and suggest strategies for identifying, documenting, and sharing the experiences of innovative participatory training programs. The participants developed a framework to examine these themes. From discussion emerged ideas about the ideological base/political dimension of adult education, the training of adult educators, institution building, and the new network. A mission statement, guiding principles, list of tasks, and structure for the new network were established, and plans were made to help the network grow in the future. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Networks, Nonschool Educational Programs, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Trainers, Training Methods
International Council for Adult Education, 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 500, Toronto M5S 2R4, Ontario, Canada (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: Meeting held with the cooperation of the Asia South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education. Photographs will not reproduce clearly.