ERIC Number: ED339247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Universities and Adult Literacy in South Africa: An Exploration of Their Relationship.
Oxenham, John; French, Edward
Observations of the relationship between South Africa's universities and adult literacy are offered by a British Council consultant after a visit to South Africa. The purpose was to help university lecturers design and develop an adult literacy course and to give seminars to local literacy groups. Impressions are described on the state of literacy, the state of methods and materials, the state of training, and the organization of literacy. It is concluded that the need for sound literacy is increasing with the accelerating pace of economic, social, and political change in the country, and that there remains a major role for universities as technical, advisory, and training supports to the many groups trying to reach the disadvantaged and illiterate. British Council-sponsored site visits and fellowships in Great Britain are suggested. A supporting essay by Edward French is included, as is the Zenex Adult Literacy Unit mission statement. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Witwatersrand Univ. (South Africa).
Identifiers: South Africa