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close this bookAPPEAL - Training Materials for Continuing Education Personnel (ATLP-CE) - Volume 4: Quality of Life Improvement Programmes (APEID - UNESCO, 1993, 95 p.)
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View the documentForeword
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentChapter 1: Principles and Rationale
View the documentChapter 2: Programme Framework
View the documentChapter 3: Organization and Implementation
View the documentChapter 4: Materials and Resources
View the documentChapter 5: Training of Personnel for Quality of Life Improvement Programmes
View the documentChapter 6: Monitoring and Evaluation
View the documentChapter 7: Challenges and Issues
View the documentAnnex: List of Participants

Introduction

Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) has the following Action Areas:

1. Universalization of Primary Education (UPE)
2. Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI)
3. Continuing Education for Development (CED)

UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP) has been working very closely with the Member States to expand and improve Primary Education and Literacy Programmes. Specifically APPEAL Training Materials for Literacy Personnel (ATLP) has helped improve the quality of curriculum, learning materials and training for literacy programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Based on the experiences of ATLP, UNESCO/PROAP is developing APPEAL Training Materials for Continuing Education Personnel (ATLP-CE). It organized a Planning Meeting on 16-20 April 1990 in Hua Hin, Thailand, and developed the First Volume of ATLP-CE entitled: "Continuing Education: New Policies and Directions." The Planning Meeting prepared guidelines for the preparation of training manuals for the following six types of Continuing Education Programmes:

1. Post-Literacy Programmes
2. Equivalency Programmes
3. Quality of Life Improvement Programmes
4. Income-Generating Programmes
5. Individual Interest Promotion Programmes
6. Future-Oriented Programmes

UNESCO/PROAP has convened a series of Technical Working Group Meetings of Experts and developed eight volumes of ATLP-CE. This book is the fifth volume in the series and it deals with Income-Generating Continuing Education Programmes (IGPs). The first volume Continuing Education, New Policies Guidelines establishes basic principles and should be read in association with this present volume.

QLIPs are defined as CE programmes which aim to equip learners and the community with that essential knowledge, attitudes, values and skills to enable them to improve quality of life as individuals and enable them to improve quality of life as individuals and as members of the community. The volume discusses the meaning of the term "quality of life" and defines it as the level of well-being of the society and the degree of satisfaction of a numbers of human needs. Indicators of quality of life are identified and discussed.

The special role of QLIPs in promoting community development is reviewed and a curriculum framework is proposed. This framework involves community development targets and indicators and educational activities designed to achieve the targets. Examples of various types of QLIPs are described, and a delivery system is proposed.

Guidelines are provided for the production of learning materials, for establishing an infrastructure for implementation, for training personnel and for monitoring and evaluating QLIPs. In discussing implementation approach of QLIPs, the approach of DELSILIFE project at the local level has been discussed as an example.

The volume concludes with a discussion of the role of QLIPs in promoting socioeconomic development in an environment of rapid technological change. The importance of establishing national policies for QLIPs and the contribution of QLIPs to the promotion of lifelong learning and the evolution of a leaning society are emphasised.

T.M. SAKYA

Co-ordinator «APPEAL»