ERIC Number: ED415337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Academe in the Promotion of Adult Literacy.
Legaspi, Perla E.
The delivery of literacy services by state universities in the Philippines is embedded in their academic functions of instruction/teaching, research and development, consultancy, and extension services. To reach a larger clientele and democratize access to education, the University of the Philippines (UP) has established the Open University. The Philippine Normal University has a developed a comprehensive development plan for the second district of Negros Occidental region with the following components that promote adult literacy: Nonformal Education for the Out-of-School Youth, Nonformal Education for Adults, and Continuing and Lifelong Education Program. UP has a very strong extension program. Among the services under this volunteer program that relate to the promotion of adult literacy are the following: Affirmative Action Program; Pinatubo Rehabilitation and Resettlement Program; Ecology Camp; Coastal Resource Management Program; Service Learning; Tutorial Program; Community Empowerment Program; Training and Technical Assistance Programs; and Farmer Scientist Program. Through its Education Research Program, UP is involved in the conceptualization and operationalization of the Comprehensive Education and Community Development Program of Valencia, Negros Oriental, a joint program intended to respond to all the education needs of the locality by articulating all education and training programs and linking them to municipal development and plans and programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Development, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines