ERIC Number: ED368632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Simultaneous Education for Women and Girls. Report of a Project.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This project focuses on non-formal and adult education for women in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, India. The objectives of the project were: (1) to provide non-formal education to girls and adult education to women in a coordinated manner; (2) to raise civic and social awareness of women; (3) to decentralize planning and implementation of programs through the village education committees; (4) to mobilize women through their cooperatives; (5) to develop special training models; and (6) to integrate literacy with development. The participants consisted of women who generally had no previous education and a great number of children who were school dropouts. The families tended to engage in subsistence farming or clerical work, and 51% of the participants belonged to a scheduled caste. The project was implemented in several stages beginning with surveys, a motivational campaign, and a publicity campaign. The results indicated strengths and weaknesses of the project. The strengths were effective micro-level planning and implementation, inter-sectoral co-ordination, training of personnel, community participation, the acquisition of literacy skills, and skills training. The weaknesses of the project appeared to be the rules and procedures, and physical facilities for the program, the motivation of the participants, and the need for further training. Seven appendices at the end of the report provide statistical breakdowns of the participants in the study. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Community Development, Community Involvement, Consciousness Raising, Females, Illiteracy, Literacy, Nonformal Education, Womens Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110 Thailand.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: India