Item description for Non-Formal Education: Flexible Schooling Or Participatory Education? (Cerc Studies in Comparative Education) by Alan Rogers...
This is the first full study of non-formal education on an international scale since the 1980s. The book describes the emergence of the concept in the context of development and educational reform. It traces the debate about non-formal education from its origins in 1968 to the mid 1980s, and looks at the issues that this debate raised. It then describes a number of programmes in different parts of the world which call themselves 'non-formal', pointing out the wide range of different views about what is and what is not non-formal. Rogers asks whether we should drop the term altogether or try to reconceptualise it in terms of flexible schooling or participatory education. This is an important new book by a well-established author. It deals with complex issues, but is written in a clear style. It contains an important new analysis of the development paradigms in which the controversies surrounding non-formal education grew up, and which shaped its purpose and impacts. The author's call for a reformulation of the concept will find echoes not only in developing societies, but also in Western circles, where the language of non-formal education is being used increasingly within the context of lifelong learning. The book grew out of the teaching of non-formal education in which Professor Rogers has been engaged for the last 20 years.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9628093304 ISBN13 9789628093304
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More About Alan Rogers
Alan Rogers holds the post of Special Professor of Adult Education in the School of Continuing Education of the University of Nottingham. He has been engaged in adult education in both community and academic contexts for nearly forty years. He served as Executive Director of Education for Development based at the University of Reading for thirteen years, retiring from that post in 1998 to freelance as an adult trainer.