ERIC Number: ED028391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Theoretical Basis for Analysis of Adult Education in Developing Countries: A Review of Adult Education Programs in Rural Communities of Eastern Nigeria.
Odokara, Elijah O.
This study aimed (1) to develop a conceptual scheme for viewing adult education in a developing country; (2) to employ the scheme in analyzing the county council-sponsored adult education program in 34 rural communities in Eastern Nigeria; and (3) to make suggestions and recommendations for expanding and strengthening the programs. Using the areas of social, economic, political, and individual development, the investigator produced a conceptual scheme in the form of an analytical grid with some derived criteria, attributes, and items as a plan for analyzing the program of the selected communities. The analysis revealed that subject matter contents were inadequately related to the needs of the clientele and educational purposes. Also creating a problem was the shortage of publicity and instructional materials. The government of Eastern Nigeria has done a commendable job in encouraging and promoting adult education schemes and programs in Eastern Nigerian communities through its various ministeries in general and through its adult education headquarters at Owerri and Uyo in particular. These latter cooperate with the Extra-Mural division of the University of Nigeria. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Extension Education, Facilities, Financial Support, Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Publicize, Regional Programs, Rural Areas, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.