ERIC Number: ED421567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The World in Our Neighbourhood: Black and Ethnic Minority Communities and Development Education.
This report is a review of development education and the black and ethnic minority communities in Great Britain. The development education movement in the United Kingdom has been based on producing resources, training, and support to the deliverers of education, whether teachers, youth workers, or community organizers. A feature of the movement has been the formation of a network of local Development Education Centres. In 1997, there were about 40 of these centers located mainly in larger towns and cities. This report is based on interviews, focus groups, and general discussions with a range of individuals from the black and ethnic minority communities and with development education practitioners. In all, about 160 people contributed their views of development education. Black and ethnic minority leaders find themselves operating in both the areas of community development and development education, but funders of development education have not tended to support work in the community organizations. Responses indicate that black and ethnic minorities have not separated development education from their struggles to achieve inclusive education, or their campaigns for justice and rights in Britain. Instead, the development education movement has not actively sought the support of or involvement with the black and ethnic minority communities. The first appendix lists all those consulted for this study, while the second contains a copy of the study questionnaire. Appendix 3 contains the age, gender, and ethnic breakdown of the focus group participants. Appendix 4 illustrates the diversity of black and ethnic minority organizations in two cities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Black Students, Community Programs, Ethnic Groups, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Development Education Association, 29-31 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP, England, United Kingdom (7 British pounds plus 2.50 pounds package and postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Development Education Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom