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Title: Developing human and social capital through the provision of non-formal education in Western Uganda: A pilot study
Contributor(s): Birungi, Amy (author); Kivunja, Charles  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Since the middle of the last century, non-formal education (NFE) has been promoted as a complement to or substitute for formal education. Today it has come to define myriad programs that sometimes bear little resemblance to one another. This paper argues for the legitimacy of NFE neither as a complement nor a substitute but as an alternative to formal education. From the findings of a pilot study into four programs in western Uganda, NFE is presented as a viable alternative to formal education for its ability to develop social capital, necessary for building self-reliance in learners.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Central and Eastern European Journal of Management and Economics, 4(3), p. 211-226
Publisher: WSB University
Place of Publication: Poland
ISSN: 2353-9119
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130101 Continuing and Community Education
130103 Higher Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390301 Continuing and community education
390303 Higher education
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930103 Learner Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160101 Early childhood education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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