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African Studies Handbook: Curriculum And Resource Guide For Elementary And Secondary School Teachers (Fourth Edition), Kelly O'Brien Jan 2003

African Studies Handbook: Curriculum And Resource Guide For Elementary And Secondary School Teachers (Fourth Edition), Kelly O'Brien

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

Our Handbook serves as an important resource for elementary and secondary teachers by providing accurate and meaningful information on cultural, political, economic, social, and environmental aspects of Africa today.

The activities format of the Handbook allows students to view Africans lifestyles from multiple perspectives: youth and adult, male and female, rural and urban, and encourages students to examine their own lifestyles from similar p


Self-Reflection For Staff Development, Mainus Sultan Jan 2002

Self-Reflection For Staff Development, Mainus Sultan

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

The larger purpose of this module is to create a learning climate that fosters the professional growth of development workers. This approach offers a subjective framework that encourages each participant to contribute to the development of the educational environment. The key rationale for creating an environment that is conductive to learning is to allow the participants to step back from their field reality in order to reflect upon their work experience. The tools presented emphasize the exploration of participants' existing knowledge instead of focusing on providing new information. The key objective is to develop a method that assists the participants ...


Widening Literacy: A Training Manual For Managers Of Adult Literacy Learning Programs, Alan Rogers, Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Udaya Manandhar Jan 2000

Widening Literacy: A Training Manual For Managers Of Adult Literacy Learning Programs, Alan Rogers, Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Udaya Manandhar

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

This training manual has been developed to serve two purposes:

  1. To be used as the basis of a training program. To this end, some comments are addressed to the trainer.
  2. To be read independently of a training program as a tool for self-directed learning. To this end, some remarks are addressed to the independent reader.

Both sets of users may of course use this manual in whichever way they prefer, starting where they wish to start and finishing where they wish to finish. But we recommend that you look at the introduction before you begin to work on any section ...


Learning Together: A Cultural Approach To Community Development, Sally Habana-Hafner, Antonieta Bolomey, Sara Deturk, Janet Macfadyen Jan 1998

Learning Together: A Cultural Approach To Community Development, Sally Habana-Hafner, Antonieta Bolomey, Sara Deturk, Janet Macfadyen

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

A practical guide to understanding the real-life, complicated issues that arise when two cultures interact. The manual is organized around issues rather than as a step-by– step guide. Part I, “A Conceptual Framework,“ introduces the concepts of cultural awareness and the process of cross-cultural adaptation. Part II, “Community Development Processes,” presents community development processes through the cultural lens introduced in Part I. Each chapter can be read independently or in conjunction with the other chapters.

In writing this manual, we hope to help practitioners in all areas of community development and education assist the growing numbers of newcomer groups (refugees ...


Critical Games, Mary Jo Connelly, Jane T. Benbow, Deborah Fredo, Maria Diarra Keita Jan 1994

Critical Games, Mary Jo Connelly, Jane T. Benbow, Deborah Fredo, Maria Diarra Keita

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

Four games designed to stimulate critical thinking about the effects of structural and cultural issues on the process of social change: The Growth Game, The Power Game, The Class and Gender Game, The Education and Gender Game.


Compartiendo Nuestras Ideas, Center For International Education Jan 1987

Compartiendo Nuestras Ideas, Center For International Education

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

Estimados Compañeros:

Por este medio tenemos el gusto de brindarles este pequeño folleto, fruto de una labor colectiva por parte del grupo de participantes y capacitadores del Programa de Capacitación para Maestros de Educación Primaria.

Esperamos que los materiales incluidos aquí les sean de utilidad en su trabajo docente, y que al mismo tiempo el folleto les sirva como un recuerdo cariñoso de esta convivencia única que pudimos compartir. La oportunidad de intercambiar las ideas y experiencas de todos ha sido la base para lograr un aprendizaje mútuo e inolvidable.

Queremos agradecerles a todos por su participación en el programa ...


Theater For Development: A Guide To Training, Martin L. Byram, Daniel C. Aryeequaye Jan 1985

Theater For Development: A Guide To Training, Martin L. Byram, Daniel C. Aryeequaye

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

A guide for village level trainers which describes the use of popular theater in development. It explores related issues and the impact of popular theater on community development and community awareness.


African Studies Handbook For Teachers (Third Edition), Margaret Maxwell Jan 1983

African Studies Handbook For Teachers (Third Edition), Margaret Maxwell

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

This handbook provides introductory lessons on Africa applicable to elementary and secondary levels. The lesson format is competency based and affective in purpose. The handbook includes a bibliography of literature and audio-visual materials about Africa.


Learning To Listen: A Field Guide To Methods Of Adult Nonformal Education, Jane Kathryn Vella Jan 1979

Learning To Listen: A Field Guide To Methods Of Adult Nonformal Education, Jane Kathryn Vella

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

This booklet describes practical ways to implement theories of adult learning. Adopting the perspective of the field worker, the author discusses ways of listening to groups, sharing rather than transmitting information, and methods of problem posing in education. Includes the use of codes, role playing, games and folk material.

The perspective of this book is that of the field worker. Theory can be found elsewhere in abundance; this is an attempt to consolidate practical ideas on adult learning for working men and women. The operative question of the entire text i: what ways of working with adults contribute towards both ...


Understanding Pictures: A Study In The Design Of Appropriate Visual Materials For Education In Developing Countries, David Addison Walker Jan 1979

Understanding Pictures: A Study In The Design Of Appropriate Visual Materials For Education In Developing Countries, David Addison Walker

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

The human resources approach to national development has challenged educators to find ways of communicating with village people that do not rely on the written word. Pictures are being used increasingly as a way to deliver messages to illiterate groups. Recent cross-cultural research has shown, however, that many of the assumptions made about the kinds of information that can be delivered through pictures needs to be re-examined.

Part I of the study sets forth the rationale for using pictures in nonformal educational settings and examines two current approaches to the problem of picture perception. The "constructive" theory maintains that pictures ...


Effective Educational Radio: An Approach To Analyzing Programs, James M. Theroux Jan 1978

Effective Educational Radio: An Approach To Analyzing Programs, James M. Theroux

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

This paper aims to present the state of the art of radio program design. Because there are no easy formulas for designing effective educational programs, the paper should serve to stimulate the creative powers of its users. The users I have in mind are all those involved (or potentially involved) in the design and production of educational radio programming. These could include subject matter specialists, development planners, scriptwriters, studio directors, and the generalists we call "radio producers." Anyone who makes decisions about the form and content of radio programs should find something of value here.


Learner-Centered Training For Learner-Centered Programs, Suzanne Kindervatter Jan 1977

Learner-Centered Training For Learner-Centered Programs, Suzanne Kindervatter

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

Training Notes are a series of monographs which highlight training issues in the field of nonformal education. Based on training designs which have been devised and used by fellows of the Center for International Education in the United States and overseas. The notes discuss significant issues which the authors have encountered in their training experiences.

Papers are selected for the series by virtue of their ability to focus attention on basic themes in training for nonformal education and on the basis of their estimated utility to practitioners.


Collaboration For Materials Development, Arlen Etling Jan 1977

Collaboration For Materials Development, Arlen Etling

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

Materials development for village level learning systems is a critical issue in nonformal education. Curriculum development theories provide initial guidance in approaching this issue, but most curriculum theorists are school-oriented. Their values and assumptions are not always sensitive to conditions in nonformal education settings.

This training note emphasizes not only the product of materials development. It also focuses on the role of the outside resource person in catalyzing local initiative to resolve local materials development needs.


Nfe-Tv Television For Nonformal Education, Jonathan Forrest Gunter Jan 1975

Nfe-Tv Television For Nonformal Education, Jonathan Forrest Gunter

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

This study develops guidelines for the use of television in nonformal education in developing areas of the world. Its recommendations are based upon analysis of three cases of television usage: in the formal educational system in El Salvador, in community development in village Alaska, and in nonformal education for parenthood in Bogota, Colombia.

The study begins with a selective review of the literature on nonformal education. Three basic approaches to the selection of goals, objectives and methods for nonformal education are developed from the conflicting orientations of Philip Coombs, Ivan Illich, and Paulo Freire. Statements are drawn from the literature ...


Non-Formal Education: A Manual On Organizing Workshops For Training Rural Facilitators, M. Kalim Qamar Jan 1975

Non-Formal Education: A Manual On Organizing Workshops For Training Rural Facilitators, M. Kalim Qamar

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

The objective of this manual is to provide guidance for those persons involved in the Nonformal Education Project who will be organizing training workshops for rural facilitators for nonformal education purposes. Since this document is a by-product of a workshop organized for those members of the Center for International Education who were leaving different West African sites during summer in order to conduct rural facilitator training workshops, it is limited in its scope. This is not a workshop report, however.

The usefulness of this manual mainly lies in treating it as a possible way of organizing a workshop for facilitator ...


Open Broadcast Radio: Three Strategies, Jock Gunter, James Theroux Jan 1975

Open Broadcast Radio: Three Strategies, Jock Gunter, James Theroux

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

No abstract provided.


Survey Of Gaming Materials: Ecuador Project Non-Formal Education, Alberto M. Ochoa Jan 1974

Survey Of Gaming Materials: Ecuador Project Non-Formal Education, Alberto M. Ochoa

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

No abstract provided.


Teaching Non-Western Studies: A Handbook Of Methods And Materials, Stephen Guild, George Urch, Robert Wilk Jan 1972

Teaching Non-Western Studies: A Handbook Of Methods And Materials, Stephen Guild, George Urch, Robert Wilk

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

A handbook which provides methods and techniques that are designed to involve students in a variety of learning activities to broaden their perceptions of the world. The activities are student oriented and include an overview of approaches to teaching about the non-Western world. The hand-book includes models of non-Western studies programs and a list of major resources and curriculum projects in non-Western studies.

The book is divided into four sections. The first is a brief overview of various approaches to teaching about the non-Western world. This is followed by several sample models of non-Western studies programs. While these are not ...