ERIC Number: ED464235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Case Studies of Non-Formal Education by Distance and Open Learning.
Siaciwena, Richard, Ed.
This document contains seven papers from a study of the role of distance learning approaches in enhancing the contribution of nonformal education to socioeconomic development in Africa. "Introduction" (Richard Siaciwena) presents an overview of the research project and defines key terms related to nonformal education. "Ghana: The Use of Radio in the National Literacy and Functional Skills Project in the Volta and Northern Regions" (Kofi Siabi-Mensah) reports on a study examining the use of radio to support classroom teaching and learning in a literacy and functional skills project. "Kenya: The African Medical Research Foundation" (Anna P. Mwangi) discusses a study documenting the experience of a distance education project to provide continuing education to medical workers with little or no access to any other form of continuing education. "Tanzania: INADES- (African Institute for Economic and Social Development) Formation, Tanzania" (Amon Z. Mattee) reviews the history and activities of INADES-Formation, which provides provide training to farmers in rural communities. "Uganda: Distance Education Programmes of the Ministry of Health" (Juliana Bbuye) describes various nonformal health education activities in Uganda. "Zambia: Radio Farm Forum" (David Sibalwa) profiles a program providing technical assistance to farmers via radio. "Conclusion" (Richard Siaciwena) summarizes and synthesizes the findings of the individual case studies. (Some papers contain substantial bibliographies.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agricultural Education, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Correspondence Study, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Economic Development, Educational Practices, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Health Personnel, Health Promotion, Information Technology, International Organizations, Literacy Education, Medical Education, Medical Research, Nonformal Education, Nongovernmental Organizations, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Social Development, Socioeconomic Influences
For full text: http://www.col.org/Consultancies/00nonformal.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for International Development, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ghana; Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia