Drawbacks of Non Formal Education
There are drawbacks to this approach to defining non –formal education, drawbacks which immediately leap to the eyes of distance educators. Since most of the features listed under NFE are also virtues claimed by distance educators. It is clearly the case that the positive virtues attributed here to NFE are idealized. Rather than characteristics of NFE, they are goals towards which NFE are idealized much formal education – is striving. Although this gives such lists limited utility in making clear distinctions between formal and non-formal education, it is nonetheless possible to identify some important differences between the two sectors, NFE courses do tend to be geared more to the immediate needs of learner; they tend to give learners more in influence in shaping their experience of teaching and learning by not holding the hammer of external testing and validation over their heads.