ERIC Number: ED358297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Pictorial Apprenticeship Program Handbook: A Project Planning Strategy for Preliterate Communities. Women in Development.
Bloom, Evan; Reed, Sue
Intended for community development professionals and volunteers who work with preliterate communities, this illustrated handbook accompanies a library of visual aids that allow rural people to formulate their own projects. (The curriculum, called Pictorial Apprenticeship, transfers the process of project design into visual forms that literate and preliterate villagers can use to design and evaluate their own projects). The handbook is organized in three sections. Following an introduction describing the development, purpose and target readership of the manual, the second section, "Getting Started," introduces the Pictorial Apprenticeship materials, suggests ways a field-based facilitator can construct a presentation board and compile a library of illustrations, and teaches how to build a curriculum to fit specific community needs, monitor activities, and evaluate lessons. In the third and longest section, the five units of the Pictorial Apprenticeship Program are presented. They concern: recognizing community problems and determining needs; developing alternative solutions and defining objectives; determining project beneficiaries; project implementation; and project monitoring and evaluation. Each unit is divided into session plans that provide information on purpose, objectives, materials needed, facilitator preparation, and participant activities, and include a cautionary note highlighting potential difficulties. Appendixes comprising over one-half of the manual include a project design card index, project record sheets, and project design cards consisting of easy-to-understand line drawings that have been prepared for five common Peace Corps Projects in water resources, formal/nonformal education, grain mills, vegetable gardening, and health. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teaching Guides, Visual Aids
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.