ERIC Number: ED416384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assembly on Nonformal Education (Dakar, Senegal, October 12-14, 1997).
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).; Association for the Development of Education in Africa, Paris (France).
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) organized an assembly on nonformal education (NFE) for the following purposes: share information on the ADEA's internal organization and functioning; exchange information on the activities and organization of the ADEA's 10 national working groups; discuss issues, concerns, and priorities in the provision of NFE and the findings of research sponsored by the working group on NFE; and identify areas of collaboration with other working groups, institutions, and agencies. The assembly was attended by 105 participants from 28 countries. The following were among the assembly recommendations: articulate a clear policy for NFE that reflects a comprehensive, holistic approach; develop NFE programs targeted toward marginalized groups; provide NFE in local languages and make it relevant and accessible by including traditional ways of learning and local content; and identify and facilitate access to human and financial resources from other countries. (Appended are the following: agenda; list of participants; mission and operating principles; results of the first Biennial Research Programme; research paper "Widening the Circle: Enlisting the Collaboration of New Partners in African Educational Development" (Peter Easton, Rosemary Closson); and conclusions and recommendations from the working group on books and learning materials.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consortia, Developing Nations, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Meetings, Nonformal Education, Organizational Objectives
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).; Association for the Development of Education in Africa, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Africa