ERIC Number: ED471929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Myanmar: The Community Learning Centre Experience.
Middelborg, Jorn; Duvieusart, Baudouin, Ed.
A community learning centre (CLC) is a local educational institution outside the formal education system, usually set up and managed by local people. CLCs were first introduced in Myanmar in 1994, and by 2001 there were 71 CLCs in 11 townships. The townships are characterized by remoteness, landlessness, unemployment, dependency on one cash crop, high disease prevalence, high dropout and repetition rates in primary education, and many out-of-school children. CLCs begin with basic literacy courses taught by volunteer village literacy trainers and then expand to postliteracy activities, skills training, health promotion, and musical and cultural events. A mobile library provides reading materials. Chapters 1-2 of this report describe the national and local context and CLCs' objectives, organization, and management. Chapter 3 details the development of CLCs in Myanmar, including community selection and mobilization; community needs assessment; recruitment and training of volunteer trainers and other human resources; program development in literacy education, early childhood care, skills training, resource materials, and income generating activities; the teaching/learning process; CLCs' impact on quality of life; monitoring of CLC activities; physical infrastructure; and cost considerations. Chapter 4 discusses networking, sustainability, and potential for expansion. Appendices present project documents and training workshop profiles. (Contains 22 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Community Education, Community Involvement, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Rural Education, Training, Workshops
For full text: http://www.unescobkk.org/ips/ebooks/documents/myanmar2/full.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Burma