The Changing Roles of NGOs in the Field of Education (in the context of changing relationships with the state)

Publication year: 
1993

Case-studies of basic education programmes in El Salvador, Bangladesh, India and Uganda illustrate how NGOs can operate in relation to Government. ActionAid, a British NGO, is now piloting the use of PRA and visual "symbol cards" within literacy programmes. The Bundibugyo project in Uganda is described in detail to show how a literacy curriculum can be developed through PRA techniques, introducing key words through activities such as construction of a health calendar. NGOs can thus have a role in the field of education if they produce "well-documented and systematised action-research", rather than the "uncomfortable role of service delivery".

Interest groups: 
This article raises issues of particular interest to educational planners, academics and trainers of literacy facilitators.
Source publication information
Source: 
Mimeo
Pages: 
28 p.
Publisher
ActionAid, Hamlyn House, Archway. London. N19 5PG.UK
Holdings: 
IDS
Conference: 
Oxford Conference on Education
Conference Location: 
Oxford