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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 Learning by doing to enhance local initiatives


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 Learning by doing to enhance local initiatives Marc P. Lammerink Introduction the people, encouraging partic ipation and a growth of grass roots awareness. In this context, research becomes a process of getting to know The `Adult Education and Community and interpreting social reality, with the aim of Development Project' has helped to redefine and restructure the functions of the Faculty of gathering sufficient knowledge to allow for the Humanities at the Central American University reproduction, transformation and induction of (UCA) in Nicaragua as a centre for teaching, new processes in society. The people at the research and the promotion of social change. grass roots should be active and aware This support programme is being developed participants. Using their local knowledge they are in the best position to transform their own through an inter-university cooperation between situation. the Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Free University of Amsterdam and the Central American University (UCA)1. Taking into account this theoretical framework, it was decided to form and train a team of In this paper some experiences with one teachers, professionals and students, capable of department, the School of Social Work, are planning and carrying out a ...

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