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ERIC Number: EJ939193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1389-224X
Local Development Agents' Training for Sustainable and Endogenous Development: A Participatory Development Project among Mayan Communities
Gonzalez, Margarita Rosales; Salgado, Margarita Ines Zarco
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, v10 n3 p133-142 2004
This paper focuses on the capacity building of "local partnership" members or leaders as development agents in their Mayan communities. It relates to an education/training process started in 1995 in four different regions of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, which was carried out by Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) and academic institutions. It refers to the topics, methods and techniques used in eight training workshops involving local groups' leaders from fifteen Mayan communities. The paper points out the capacities acquired by the local Mayan leaders and the impact on their own lives, and their current work with groups and communities. It is based on participant observation in workshops and communities and on interviews with trained agents. It was found that the major impact of the entire process relates to the agents' personal development. The pedagogic relation employed to encourage local and ethnic identities, traditional knowledge and self-confidence was of great importance in this process as well. (Contains 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico