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ERIC Number: ED464214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 228
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Training Manual for Local Government Representatives in Non-Formal Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
This training manual is intended to introduce local government representatives (LGRs) to the concepts of literacy and development and the role of LGRs in nonformal education (NFE). The manual's primary objective is to encourage participatory dialogue and shaping of experiences by LGRs. It can also serve as a tool for demonstrating the essential stages for developing and implementing literacy and continuing education programs. The introduction traces recent trends in NFE in developing nations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The following are among the topics discussed in the five modules: (1) basic definitions related to literacy and the characteristics of learners; the association of education with human development; and the importance of education in general and education of girls and women in particular; (2) the role of local government in education, the role of LGRs at the community and grassroots levels, and the significance of decentralization; (3) identification and assessment of existing NFE programs, mobilization of community support at the grassroots level, training needs of NFE facilitators, project agencies, and teaching and learning materials; (4) skills required for training, training methods and strategies, orientation of LGRs, and evaluation of training; and (5) guidelines for trainers on successful planning, monitoring, and evaluation of training programs for LGRs. (MN)
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok, Thailand ($25). Web site: http://www.unescobkk.org/ips/orderpubs.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.