ERIC Number: ED423153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Of Copper and Fire. The Self Help Action Plan for Education (SHAPE) in Zambia. Education for All. Making It Work Innovations Series, No. 10.
This issue of UNESCO's "Education for All: Making It Work" shows how the SHAPE project's message of autonomy has been translated into productive work, community participation, emphasis on local context, self-reliance and innovations. Since 1987, the Self-Help Action Plan for Education (SHAPE) in Zambia reflects a new philosophy introduced by the Zambian government to respond to dwindling funds and acute lack of materials. SHAPE encourages education policymakers and administrators to take initiatives and stimulate interest in education, and to find funding and materials for schools. The project has now reached all primary schools in Zambia. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Reform from Top to Bottom"; (3) "The SHAPE Approach"; (4) "Solutions in Action"; (5) "Inspectors and Colleagues"; (6) "Taking SHAPE"; (7) "From Teachers to Trainers"; (8) "Changes in the Neighborhood"; (9) "Financing and Sustainability: SHAPE in the Long Run"; (10) "Conclusion: The SHAPE Legacy." Charts, graphs, and a bibliography conclude the text. (EH)
Descriptors: African Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Politics of Education, Resource Allocation, Systems Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Zambia