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Arkleton Trust Support for study tours and exchanges

Applications are now invited for proposals for study tours and exchanges to support the transfer of knowledge and experience of rural development in practice, particularly aimed at supporting such activity in Africa and other developing countries. Outline proposals and/or applications to help the development stage will be welcome. The trustees’ next meeting to consider applications will take place in early May, so those wishing their application to be considered at that meeting should submit them by no later than 15 April 2014. Applications submitted after that date, unless exceptional circumstances apply, will be deferred until the next trustees’ meeting in September, 2014. January 2014

 

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Working Group on Understanding Rural Community Resilience

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Working Group on Understanding Rural Community Resilience

 

European Society for Rural Sociology Congress - Italy

Rural Resilience and Vulnerability: the rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis. Florence, 29 July - 1st Aug 2013

 

International Forum The Family farms are the main providers of food and wealth in West Africa

The Forum's work, contributions to discussions, photographs and access to all the presentations shown during it, are on:http://forumexploitationsfamiliales.wordpress.com/

 

Reaching out. The place of Small Multi-Grade Schools in Developing Countries: The Case of Ethiopia.

Book details: The main title highlights a major and important obstacle to reaching the generally agreed upon EFA goal by 2015. In many developing countries, not the least in sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of people live in rural areas with poorly developed infrastructure for school transportation, the tradition of providing relatively large primary schools actually renders school enrolment or regular school attendance impossible for large numbers of school age children, especially girls. Thus, education does not “reach out” to many children. The sub-title sets the scene; when children are unable to reach the school, the school provision must be organized in such a way that basic education reaches the children. The logical solution in sparsely populated areas is to establish networks of small school within reach by a school walk of not more than two-three km. Economically and practically such schools inevitably need to be small one- or two-teacher schools applying multi-grade teaching. During the first three chapters we present a short account of the multi-grade scene, past and present, in industrialised as well as in developing countries, before discussing current conceptions of why literacy and basic education are so vital both from an individual and societal perspective. The point is made that not all elementary schooling is of great value; necessarily it must stimulate learning generally and foster independence, democratic skills and entrepreneurial attitudes among the learners. The education provided needs to be of quality. During the next three chapters we portray the features of quality small multi-grade schools serving small rural communities. The “ideal” features are based on extensive research and literature studies on rural education which are then translated jnto a project proposal for the UNESCO and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. The remaining three chapters, which make up the major part of the book, are devoted to the presentation and discussion of empirical data from internal and external evaluations connected to a follow-up of several multi-grade schools and their communities in rural Ethiopia. The findings strongly indicate that by locating small schools near the pupils homes, by necessity employing multi.-grade teaching strategies, school enrolment may be greatly boosted, especially for girls, without in any way impairing the quality of the education offered. Whilst the focus is upon Ethiopia, the target country for the multi-grade set up and evaluation, the findings and conclusions are seen as generalisable for developing countries, and particularly so for sub-Saharan African countries.

 

Federal Minister to make address at FORUM2012

 

Field Trip Details Announced!

 

Updated preliminary program available for Forum 2012!

 

Forum 2012 Preliminary Program Announced!

 



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Arkleton Trust Support for study tours and exchanges
Applications are now invited for proposals for study tours and exchanges to support the transfer of knowledge and experi....

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Working Group on Understanding Rural Community Resilience
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Working Group on Understanding Rural Community Resilience....

European Society for Rural Sociology Congress - Italy
Rural Resilience and Vulnerability: the rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis. Florence, 29 July....


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