ERIC Number: ED330224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Introduccion al Mundo de la Promocion Social (Introduction to the World of Community Development Education). Apuntes de promotor/2.
This booklet presents a discussion that focuses on the relationship between adult literacy and the economic development of a community. The principal characteristics of the currents that have had most influence in Latin American during the last decade are described, and a new alternative for community development education is presented. This alternative is referred to as popular promotion and education, and emphasizes the role of the promoter (community activist) as educator, playing an important part in social development. The promoter must provide educational experiences, helping individuals develop attitudes and abilities that will provide useful results in their own economic reality. The promoter also has the role of helping the community keep its traditions and maintaining pride in those traditions. In this way, the promoter will be helping to develop a self-confidence that is very much needed in order for a community to develop. The promoter must establish a relationship of equality with his or her people, recognizing and expressing that he or she is a part of the learning experience. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (OPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and Caribbean.; Regional Centre for Adult Education and Functional Literacy for Latin America, Patzcuaro (Mexico).