ERIC Number: ED389834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Democratic Participation. An Analysis of Self-Education Strategies within Certain Community Organisations in Cape Town in the 1980s. Adult and Non-Formal Education Thesis Series.
This book describes self-education within community organizations in Cape Town (South Africa) where a primary concern was the promotion of democratic participation. Part I describes the participatory research approach. Part II focuses on the historical contexts in which voluntary associations have developed and the specific theory and practice that pertain to voluntary associations. Part III discusses the literature, then focuses on three social theorists influential within community adult education--Ivan Illich, Paulo Freire, and Antonio Gramsci. It also identifies conceptual tools to be used for the analysis of the self-education strategies. Part IV provides background information on the relationship of new voluntary organizations to others in Cape Town and demographic and other pertinent information concerning Cape Town. Part V presents empirical data from three case studies of service and resource agencies established in Cape Town in the late 1970s. Presentation of the case studies follows this format: research process, relationship between macro and micro organizational contexts, internal processes: sharing responsibility, and what helps or hinders the sharing of responsibility. Part VI interprets data that focus on the relationship between the macro and micro organizational contexts and the internal functioning of the organizations. Appendixes include a checklist of categories for the investigation of the cases, resolutions adopted at the 1984 National Conference of Rape Crisis Organisations held in Cape Town, the survey instrument, and a synopsis of the main findings. Contains 230 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa). Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: South Africa (Cape Town)