ERIC Number: ED317722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Nonformal Education Manual. Information Collection and Exchange Manual M0042.
Fox, Helen; Abrams, Linda, Ed.
This document, intended to provide Peace Corps volunteers with practical skills and underlying theory, includes 8 chapters, a 35-item bibliography, an index, and a user reaction form. Chapter 1 describes nonformal education (NFE) through an example from Togo. Chapter 2 provides three case studies of NFE in action: (1) finding space to make school uniforms in Swaziland, (2) improving child health care in Guatemala, and (3) talking about family planning in Indonesia. Chapter 3 provides a summary of eight adult learning theories. Chapter 4 provides techniques for assisting people in identifying their needs. Chapter 5 describes the essential steps in planning with people, including group techniques and recordkeeping methods. Evaluation issues, methods, and reporting are discussed in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 describes NFE techniques, such as icebreakers, warm-ups, role plays, open-ended problem dramas, critical incidents, demonstrations, field trips, lecturettes, panel discussions, small group discussions, fishbowl, and training of trainers. Chapter 8 describes developing NFE materials from low-cost local resources. Black and white illustrations are provided throughout the manual. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Appropriate Technology, Community Education, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Learning Theories, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Swaziland; Togo