|APPEAL - Training Materials for Continuing Education Personnel (ATLP-CE) - Volume 5: Income-Generating Programmes (APEID - UNESCO, 1993, 127 p.)|
Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) was launched in 1987 by UNESCO with the aims of promoting literacy and basic learning skills through three programmes, i.e. 1) Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI), 2) Universalization of Primary Education (UPE) and 3) Continuing Education for Development (CED). The concept of basic education programme was reinforced and expanded by the World Declaration on Education for All adopted by the Jomtien Conference held in 1990. This expanded vision of education will help the people firstly to acquire survival life skills through pre-school education, primary education and functional literacy programmes. Secondly to acquire knowledge and skills to improve their quality of life, and attitude and habit of lifelong learning through continuing education programmes.
The world is going through a process of change which is unprecedented in its magnitude and implication. This phenomenon is specially noticeable in the Asia-Pacific Region where the progress is much faster and implications are far more profound. APPEAL has made a survey of continuing education programmes in various countries. The survey revealed that the countries were organising continuing education programmes under different names such as post-literacy, adult education, non-formal education, etc. The Second Meeting for Regional Co-ordination of APPEAL (Bangkok, 1990) decided to classify continuing education into six categories, they are (1) Post-Literacy Programmes (PLP), (2) Equivalency Programme (EP), (3) Quality of Life Improvement Programme (QLIP), (4) Income-Generating Programme (IGP), (5) Individual Interest Promotion Programme (SIP), and (6) Future Oriented Programme (FOP). Following the decision UNESCO/PROAP developed following manuals under the general title of APPEAL Training Materials for Continuing Education Personnel (ATLP-CE)
ATLP-CE Volume I: Continuing Education: New Policies and Directions
ATLP-CE Volume II: Post-Literacy Programmes (PLP)
ATLP-CE Volume III: Equivalency Programmes (EP)
ATLP-CE Volume IV: Quality of Life Improvement Programmes (QLIP)
ATLP-CE Volume V: Income-Generating Programmes (IGP)
ATLP-CE Volume VI: Individual Interest Promotion Programmes (IIP)
ATLP-CE Volume VII: Future-Oriented Programmes (FOP)
ATLP-CE Volume VIII: Learning Centre Development Programmes
These volumes have been conceived, developed and written by the experts on continuing education in the countries in the region. Therefore, they have combined theory and practice into suitable manuals and made them flexible so that each country can adopt and adapt them according to the situation and needs. These volumes are designed to act as source material for launching continuing education programmes. UNESCO/PROAP hope that each country will develop its own system of continuing education. A number of Regional and Sub-Regional Workshops are planned to train key personnel who would be working for continuing education in their countries. ATLP-CE will provide basic materials for such workshops. I hope the countries will also use them in their national workshops.
In the end I would like to express UNESCOs grateful thanks to all the experts who have contributed to conceptualise, develop and write ATLP-CE. I would like to request all the experts of continuing education to make suggestion to improve the series continuously. I firmly believe that in this ever changing panorama practitioners of education should not be silent spectators but the main actors to induce the change in the right direction.