ERIC Number: ED249139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Literacy and Nation-Building in Zimbabwe: Summative Evaluation of USAID's Grants to the Adult Literacy Organization of Zimbabwe. Phase I.
Walker, David; And Others
A program funded by USAID to help the Adult Literacy Organization of Zimbabwe (ALOZ) increase its capacity to provide training and supervision for adult literacy teachers and to publish and distribute literacy texts is evaluated. Methodology used included questionnaires, interviews with ALOZ staff, observation of grant activities, and a review of documents. Overall, the evaluators felt that ALOZ is on its way to achieving all grant objectives. However, to date not all objectives have been met in their entirety. The number of sponsors obtained, teachers trained and refreshed, and students enrolled all fell short of the projected target. Little has been done internally with staff development, and ALOZ is still in the process of developing a feedback system to measure program gains and client needs. ALOZ has successfully fulfilled its goal of increasing publication of literacy materials. Major problems encountered in the administration of ALOZ include lack of team work and insufficient coordination within ALOZ and with the Ministry of Education and Culture. The conclusion is that ALOZ should work closely with the government in its National Literacy Campaign. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.
Note: An evaluation of the "Adult Literacy Teacher Training and Text Production OPG Project No. 613-0220" conducted by the Adult Literacy Organization of Zimbabwe (ALOZ) and the USAID Mission to Zimbabwe. Chart on page 21 may not reproduce clearly.