ERIC Number: ED471601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Local and Community Organization of Learning Opportunities.
Much has been said and written about the importance of local and community organizations for the development of access to learning opportunities in impoverished countries. Calls for greater self-reliance and for educational services relevant to local conditions and community needs and that meet the needs of all constituents have increased since the 1990 World Conference on Education for All. Central governments have not met these goals due to the following: (1) financial constraints; (2) lack of human resources, and (3) inadequate means of communication. Families, communities, non-governmental organizations, businesses, the private sector, and even the disadvantaged themselves must take a more active role in and contribute to the provision of educational opportunities in partnership with government. Finally, governmental authorities should delegate decision-making and try new approaches. (Guidelines in the document include community organization techniques and practices; voting procedures; committee organization; suggested learning opportunities with curricula; facilitator and teacher role delineations; fiscal considerations; materials and supplies; distance learning using radio; inclusion of women and women's organizations; use of cooperatives; and remuneration of professionals. Attachments include a community development questionnaire; a list of equipment and materials for locally administered education services; a list of accommodations that could be provided by the local community; and possible education services to be provided by the local community.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Community Development, Community Education, Community Organizations, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Learning Readiness, Literacy, Nonformal Education, Nongovernmental Organizations, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Reading Materials, Resource Materials, Rural Development, Social Change, Teacher Education, Womens Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Africa