ERIC Number: ED332043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-5
Organizing Adult Education for All.
Bhola, H. S.
Organizing adult education must be done within the context of development policy. Cultural filters should be used in considering theory and research knowledge. A sensitive use of cultural filters also applies to learning from practice. An assumption is that there should be interfacing and interlinking structures of primary education and adult education. At the other end are innovations in organizational structures, including some micro-institutional arrangements; some important organizational themes; and examples of total systems of institutional arrangements to deliver adult education services on a national scale. An agenda for action has organizational tasks intended to achieve institution building and organizational design and development. Ideology and technology are the two dimensions of the model. Operational steps to develop an organizational system to deliver adult education include: (1) establishing a National Adult Education Council; (2) developing a national mission; (3) surveying adult education; (4) making sociogeographic maps; (5) developing the blueprint for a comprehensive organizational network; (6) socially mobilizing resources; (7) providing technical and professional leadership and support; (8) developing organizational capacity building through training; (9) developing and deploying resources; and (10) developing and sustaining political will. (74 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Background document for the International Symposium on the Questions of Organizational and Institutional Arrangements for the Delivery of Adult Education (Osaka, Japan, July 1-6, 1991).