Manuals and Guides - BOBP/MAG/2
Towards Shared Learning: Non-formal Adult Education for Marine Fisherfolk. Animators' Guide - (Madras 1985)
Evaluated and Revised in a workshop conducted by Bay of Bengal Programme
from Novembre 14-20, 1983.
Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Funding Agency:SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal
Madras, India, June 1985
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This guide is intended for animators or teachers in Non-Formal Adult Education (NFAE) centres for fisherfolk in Tamil Nadu, India, It is part of a pilot project being executed in Tamil Nadu by the small-scale fisheries project of the Bay of Bengal Programme in cooperation with several government agencies.
The animator” is a person hailing from the village where a NFAE centre is located; he helps the “learners” acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills relevant to recognising their own potential in improving their environment and occupation. The Animator’s Guide covers eight major subject areascommunity, occupation, health and nutrition, social problems, leadership, income and saving, cooperation and education. In each of these areas, problems relevant to the fisherfolk, who constitute the learners, are highlighted and approaches to analysing them outlined. Background material in the form of discussion papers, statistical data. stories and case studies is also provided. The animator is expected to design suitable lessons for the learners using the materials provided in the guide as reference and the conditions and the probeims of the community in which he functions.
BOBP commenced its NFAE work in Tamil Nadu under a pilot project in Adirampattinam, a fishing village in Thanjavur district. The fisherfolk of Adirampattinam accorded a high priority to education and requested that an education programme be initiated in their village. Since the fishing occupation makes regular school impractical, the idea of an NFAE programme was born.
Available materials for an NFAE programme for fisherfolk were found inadequate. BOBP, therefore, in close cooperation with the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Nonformal and Adult Education, the State Resource Centre and the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Fisheries, developed a model curriculum. This guide is one component of the package. The other components include a trainer’s manual, a numeracy primer and an animator’s edition of the numeracy primer, literacy primer and workbook, supplementary readers.