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Participation, Learning and Change

Commonwealth Approaches to Non-formal Education

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What is attempted here is a distillation of the collective wisdom of the New Delhi Conference on Non-Formal Education (January 1979) into a readable narrative. Some of the Conference papers are quoted in full: others are used as the basis for a discussion of the major current themes of non-formal education for development. Without the papers and the hard thinking that went into them, no book would have been possible. Without the Conference, their interpretation might well have been different. With the help of both, it is hoped that this book will provide both stimulation and guidance to non-formal educators in the important tasks which lie ahead.

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Development is for People: Target Groups and their Programmes

There are 900 million men, women and children in Commonwealth countries of whom 100 million live in rich countries and 800 million in poor ones. At this level, development means a new international order which will narrow the economic gap between the two groups of countries. Next, within the Commonwealth developing countries themselves, 500 million people live in poverty and 300 million in relative affluence.

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