Non-formal education and development : basic issues for consideration
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The conference would look at non-formal education as part of the widespread search for alternatives in educational experience because of the failure of formal education to respond to development problems. These problems emanate from gaps, discrepancies and disparities caused by some of the following factors: (a) the rapid population growth accompanied by the quest for more educational opportunities which have not kept pace with the provision of educational opportunity Infra-structure - i.e. classrooms, teachers, instructional materials etc. (b) The disparity of educational facilities and opportunities between the rural and urban areas which has resulted into rural-to-urban drift for better opportunities and social services; (c) The failure of the formal system to equip its outputs with betters, knowledge, relevant skills and right attitudes for productive work or self employment. The system continues to educate for both richness and poverty, in as far as some of its output get good salaried jobs and others pace between bare subsistence and poverty. (d) The high rates of illiteracy and the low levels of skills available for socio-economic development. Illiteracy has proved to be a serious Impediment to rural development in the region; and in this regard formal education, has failed to be the key to the modernization and realization process as was hoped at the time of independence. . (e) The different meanings and notions attached to the various firms of non-formal education processes. (f) The lack of structural linkage between rural users and urban centers of knowledge and information organization for the enhancement of integrated rural development. To this must be added the lack of effective relationship between non-formal and formal education and their effective integration within the overall national development system. (g) The need for opportunity to work while they learn or learn while they work and raising their families.
Citation“United Nations. Economic and Social Council; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (1984-10). Non-formal education and development : basic issues for consideration. UN. ECA Biennial Training Development Conference of The African Association for Training and Development. (5th : 1984, November 19-29 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Addis Ababa :. © UNECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/15077”
ConferenceUN. ECA Biennial Training Development Conference of The African Association for Training and Development. (5th : 1984, November 19-29 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
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