ERIC Number: ED349410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The African Adult Education Movement in Blossom. Report of the Secretary General to the Second General Assembly on the 1987-90 Period.
African Association for Literacy and Adult Education, Nairobi (Kenya).
Since 1987, many activities have been undertaken by the African Association for Literacy and Adult Education (AALAE). Perhaps the most important program activity has been the building of institutional capacities in the adult education movement. Important elements are organizational development, networking and solidarity, management development training, and small grants. Networks have been instituted to help members develop and implement programs. Under the Catalytic Initiatives Program, AALAE undertakes specific, concentrated action in particular subregions to strengthen adult education. The Exchange Program facilitates the sharing of experiences between adult educators and development activists. In other activities, the AALAE: (1) developed a program for Peace Education, Human and People's Rights; (2) began to build training capacities, especially through the training of trainers; (3) conducted a feasibility study to determine the need for an African Training Center for Literacy and Adult Education; (4) endeavored to ensure the generation, creation, recording, and wide dissemination of information and knowledge; (5) cultivated regional and international relations; (6) undertook research projects in volunteerism, multilevel partnerships, literacy, and environmental education; and (7) mobilized human, material, and financial resources. Ongoing, end-of-year, and terminal evaluations have been planned. Problems have been: undertaking too broad a program; too much dependence on external funding; and difficulties with decentralization. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Developing Nations, Educational Cooperation, Feasibility Studies, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, International Programs, International Relations, Literacy Education, Networks, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teacher Education, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African Association for Literacy and Adult Education, Nairobi (Kenya).