ERIC Number: ED113460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Seminar on "Structures of Adult Education in Developing Countries, with Special Reference to Africa". Final Report.
African Adult Education Association, Lusaka (Zambia).
The Kikuyu seminar, third in a series of international meeting on the use of comparative studies as a tool of adult education, focused on the application of the comparative approach to developing countries, particularly Africa. Essential components of the structure of adult education were divided into main sectors, which are individually discussed within the document: (1) goals of adult education; (2) content of adult education; (3) providing agencies; (4) administration and finance; (5) staff, training, and research; (6) methods and materials; and (7) external relationships. The report highlights the range of subjects within each sector, indicates some of the alternatives under discussion, and offers 17 recommendations related to the seven sectors. The seminar conclusion wa s that "only by taking a comprehensive view of the total field of adult education, regarding it as a system made up of apparently independent but nevertheless interacting components each either supporting or weakening the others, would it be possible to secure a harmonious development of the whole and thus bring about a significant and lasting development of adult education." Appendixes contain the opening speech by the Minister for Housing/Social Services, Kenya and diagrams of adult education structure in Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danish International Development Agency, Copenhagen.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: African Adult Education Association, Lusaka (Zambia).
Identifiers - Location: Africa