ERIC Number: ED277535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Education and Rural Development: Issues for Planning and Research. Report on an IIEP Research Project.
Berstecher, D., Ed.; And Others
This book is the final outcome of a research project begun in 1981 by the International Institute for Educational Planning under the title, "Planning and Management of Formal and Nonformal Education within Integrated Rural Development Projects." Part 1 reports the concluding 1984 Nepal seminar to pinpoint the real role of education as a force of rural development and establish relevant issues for future educational planning/research. Chapter I elaborates distinctions between four rural development approaches: production-orientation, equating rural development with alleviation of poverty, viewing rural development as the total of separate projects, and long-term transformation based on mobilization of the peasantry. Chapter II addresses problems/dimensions of integration in rural development. Chapter III reviews discussions of the role of education in rural development. Chapter IV considers components of diversified basic education. Chapter V reviews needs/directions of future research and lessons for improved educational planning/management. Part 2 presents three case studies on education for integrated development. The Ethiopian study analyzes reality behind the term "integration" in rural areas and assesses behavioral/attitudinal outcomes of different forms of education. The Indian study is a detailed assessment of two projects with a strong element of nonformal education. The Bangladesh study examines literacy levels and school education as an explanatory but also dependent variable in the context of social/economic factors relevant to rural development. (NEC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Research Needs, Role of Education, Rural Areas, Rural Development, School Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).; World Bank, Washington, DC.; United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; Ethiopia; India