ERIC Number: ED400391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
The Education and Training of Artisans for the Informal Sector in Tanzania. Education Research. Serial No. 18.
Kent, David W.; Mushi, Paul S. D.
This study examines the structures and processes that assist in the training of youth who aspire to become artisans working in the informal sector. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the report. Chapter 2 addresses political and socioeconomic developments in post-independence Tanzania. Chapter 3 considers education, training, and youth problems and maps the pathways that exist between educational provision, vocational training, and employment in the formal and informal sectors. It includes results of a small survey of primary school pupils and informal sector youth that considers their aspirations, expectations, and opinions about education, training, and employment. Chapter 4 describes the provision of assistance and vocational training by governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Chapter 5 focuses on the informal sector. It examines the government's acknowledgment of the socioeconomic importance of the informal sector and its proposals to provide for and encourage its future development. Examples of informal sector enterprises are examined. Chapter 6 presents each type of training provision operating in the country as a case study. Chapter 7 considers such factors as the following: function of primary and secondary education, suggestions to enhance current training provision and future recurrent training needs, improvement of the profile of women operators, and models to introduce innovation in rural and urban enterprises. Appendixes include interview schedules and questionnaires. (Contains approximately 125 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Overseas Development Administration, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania