|Nonformal Education Manual (Peace Corps, 1989)|
Though writing must be done in solitude, in that solitude you become intimately connected with people: people from the past whose ideas helped shape your own, people in the present who react to your words and send them back to you with scribbled comments or lovely designs to illustrate them, and people in the future - the readers - who can only be imagined. I am richer for the summer I spent in solitude, for I am now bound more strongly to you the readers, and to...
Writers Bonnie Mullinix and Dave McCurry whose ideas and words are a part of this manual, and Marilyn Gillespie and Donald Graybill who contributed to its earlier incarnations
Peace Corps Togo Staff especially Tchao Bamazé, Ayélé Foly and Damas Kwajovie who taught me about Togo and inspired me with their living commitment to NFE values
Peace Corps Volunteers at Pagala, Togo, in the summer of 1988, especially Pamela McIntosh, Eric Hohman and Michele Lagoy - pioneers in spite of themselves; and to old India VIII friends and companions Cedron Jones and Dave Stanley who lived and debated the enigmas of development with me before NFE was invented
Master Editor Linda Abrams at the Institute for Training and Development, whose patience, skill and diplomacy made the writing process a pleasure
Editors David Wolfe, Myrna Norris and Barbara Denman at Peace Corps Washington, who were quick and generous with their supportive, no-nonsense feedback
Artists Mansour Fakih and Katharine Searle whose skill as NFE trainers informed their artwork
And to all my colleagues at the Institute for Training and Development and at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts, whose ideals are the soul of this manual.