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Title:Self-Help Training for Planning Urban Development: An Innovation in On-the-Job Learning in Nigeria
Author:Mattingly, Michael
Periodical:Public Administration and Development
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:community development
urban areas
on-the-job training
urban planning
Urbanization and Migration
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.4230080208
Abstract:Forced to be innovative, a short course conducted in 1985 in Maiduguri (Nigeria) for urban planners produced good results, although the bulk of the direction and teaching was provided by government town planners with no previous teaching experience. A crucial factor appears to have been the course structure, which was not only based upon learning while performing a project, but also required repetition of the project tasks in two cycles. The learning was enhanced because the project was a piece of work from the current programme of the planning agency which operated the course. This effect, and the utility of the conclusions of the project work, are likely to contribute significantly to the institutional development of the planning agency. Bibliogr.