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King, Kenneth – Prospects, 1976
In terms of nonformal education in developing countries, the author examines (1) the notion of a basic educational package, relevant to the needs of the poorest rural areas, (2) the potential of alternative indigenous educational systems, and (3) possible interactions between nonformal education and the ordinary school system. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning
John, V. V. – Prospects, 1976
Discussion of nonformal, postsecondary education for adult learners in developing countries points out problems of facilities, teaching techniques, technology, resource materials, unemployment and economic absorption of educated adults, vocational education, and evaluation methods. (ND)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Problems, Educational Quality
Prospects, 1973
The rationale underlying the emphasis of current UNESCO programs on renovation and reorientation of formal and nonformal systems of education in rural areas introduces a series of papers which emphasize the need for coordinated, long-term planning for rural development. (SM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educational Development
Bhola, Harbans S. – Prospects, 1989
Analyzes UNESCO's policy initiatives over the past 50 years in recognition of International Literacy Year (1990). Targets adult education, functional literacy, and lifelong learning as policy initiative milestones. Stresses the intrinsic value of literacy and universal access to education. Observes that the egalitarian distribution of knowledge…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Agenda Setting
Ekanayake, S. B. – Prospects, 1987
Reports a case study of the village of Illukwewa, Sri Lanka, which examined traditional technologies, life skills and the feasibility of implementing formal learning programs based on these methods. Makes recommendations on focusing the learning process toward formal education. (KO)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Anthropology, Foreign Countries
Hamadache, Ali – Prospects, 1991
Suggests nonformal education can be defined only with respect to its function in a specific context, its objectives established on an individual basis. Argues that it cannot be centralized or institutionalized. Includes nonformal education as a method of broadening access to education, providing second chance programs, and serving a Gandhian…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Administration
Tugbiyele, E. A. – Prospects, 1973
Objectives for non-formal education and training in Africa are discussed in this article. Specific forms for out-of-school education are suggested: National youth service training; Correspondence education; and Extension, adult and continuing education programs. The problems of resource allocation for such national programs are considered. (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Dropouts
Coombs, Philip H. – Prospects, 1973
A report on nonformal education for rural development is extracted. The portions of the study presented discuss nonformal education in regard to providing information and guidelines to assess needs, planning effective and economic programs, developing means to strengthen the programs, and defining methods of participation by external agencies. (KM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Dropouts, Educational Development, Educational Needs
Torres, Enrique Gonzales; And Others – Prospects, 1974
The author assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Coombs report on nonformal education and presents the framework of a nonformal education model now being used in Mexico. (DE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Problems