ERIC Number: ED117450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-23
Reference Count: N/A
"A Rusty Person is Worse than Rusty Iron"--Adult Education and the Development of Africa.
In order for adult education to be successfully applied in other countries, it is important that an understanding of the people's traditional background and educational attitudes is acquired. A continuing educator must also be a continuing learner. In Africa, education is considered a continuing or recurrent process throughout life serving to fulfill social needs, to foster community awareness, and transmit basic values. Adult education offers a chance for a country to develop and strengthen its population, not only in terms of economic advancement, but in terms of acquiring literacy and skills in the areas of politics, health, agriculture, and economics. Educational problems exist for African women since men are usually provided more educational opportunities in the school system which is patterned after the western model. In planning adult education programs, the important role women already have in the areas of agriculture and trade should be taken into consideration. Adult education, for men and for women, promotes national and cultural cohesion by raising the consciousness of the people to a sense of development and change. (EC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa