ERIC Number: ED439693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Non-Formal Education and Literacy Database in the Asia-Pacific Region. Final Report of the Expert Group Consultation Meeting (Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 15-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The objectives of the Expert Group Consultation Meeting for Developing a Non-Formal Education and Literacy Database in the Asia-Pacific Region were: to exchange information and review the state-of-the-art in the field of data collection, analysis and indicators of non-formal education and literacy programs; to examine and review the set of structured instruments of data collection developed by UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's) Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP); to propose and develop a set of structured instruments for data collection on non-formal education and literacy programs and activities and a list of indicators for planning, monitoring and evaluating literacy programs, particularly with a view to measuring the demand for and supply of non-formal educational opportunities; to suggest a methodology and a plan of action for administering the instruments in the region; and to identify the training needs in the techniques and methods of data collection, analysis and survey design. This final report summarizes the presentations at the Meeting, and includes a section of suggestions and recommendations for reliability of literacy statistics as summarized by participants. Annexes to the report include the Agenda, list of participants, survey questionnaires, and glossary. (AEF)
Descriptors: Conferences, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Questionnaires, Statistical Data
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.