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ERIC Number: ED363782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Training Grassroots Educators: Some Provision of Nonformal Adult Education in the Durban Region.
von Kotze, Astrid
The Community Adult Education Training Program (CAETP) in the Durban region in South Africa is a nonformal adult education program that was initiated by the Centre for Adult Education at Natal University in recognition of the need to train grassroots educators for the region. Ten women and 10 men are receiving training through the CAETP. Most CAETP participants are in the program to learn to plan, design, and facilitate education. The CAETP project is intended to lay the foundations for a specialized training program to develop community education in areas such as literacy, health, labor, culture, gender politics, and environmental issues. Initially, the learning process and methods of facilitating learning are emphasized. The initial training is then reinforced by ensuing programs that apply the methodological principles to specific subjects (such as health education). CAETP courses are based on participants' identified needs and generally cover the following: the specific dynamics of adult learners in South Africa, basic research methodology and survey procedures, procedures of critical analysis, participatory education methods, planning and organization of educational events, basic communication skills and facilitation of group dynamics, preparation and use of low-cost teaching aids, and evaluation processes and tools. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Durban)