ERIC Number: ED400387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Education and Training for the Informal Sector, Volume 1. Occasional Papers on Education, Serial No. 11.
McGrath, Simon; And Others
This report presents results of a study that examined local, national, and international interventions and initiatives aimed at promoting education and training for the informal sector. Chapter 1 offers a rationale for the research. Chapter 2 considers how the formal education system currently affects the informal sector and how in future it might have greater influence. The focus of chapter 3 is on training that takes place in centers outside the worlds of school and work, but that owes something in character to both. It addresses nonformal education, the vocational training system, rural training, and nongovernmental organization-organized training. Chapter 4 considers training within enterprises, both in the formal and informal sector. It argues that changes in formal sector-based training practices can also have an indirect impact on the informal sector. Then, it discusses existing models of training that have been generated within the informal sector and interventions that attempt to develop appropriate modern models. Chapter 5 focuses on training of women in the informal sector and presents findings on the training needs of women. Chapter 6 considers the extent to which education and training need to be complemented by other interventions to be effective components in preparation for self-employment and describes pathways to self-employment. Contains 255 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Overseas Development Administration, London (England).
Note: For volume 2, containing the associated case studies, see CE 072 684.