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Education and the Community, Partnership for Development

Report of a Commonwealth Seminar/Workshop, Cook Islands, 8–22 September 1976

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Beyond the School: Emerging Alternatives for Learning

Ms. Burke recalled the work of Philip Coombs and others on education for rural development reviewed in the lead paper, pointing out that it highlighted a range of fundamental issues facing anyone working in this field. Coombs had popularized the terms “non-formal” and “informal education”. His work had focussed primarily on non-formal education, which is defined as “any organized educational activities occuring outside the school system”.

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