ERIC Number: ED473176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
ABET and Development in the Northern Cape Province: Assessing Impacts of CACE Courses, 1996-1999.
The impacts of the adult basic education and training (ABET) courses offered by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) in South Africa's Northern Cape Province were examined. Data were collected through questionnaires, open-ended and semi-structured interviews, observations, and document analysis. Of the 221 students enrolled in the certificate course in 1996-1999, 148 (67%) completed it, and of the 90 students enrolled in the advanced diploma course, 54 (60%) completed it. Most advanced course completers remained in the jobs they held while in the course, and only eight completers were currently working in ABET provision. The advanced course's greatest success lay in its impact on organizational development and designing learning events. No correlation was found between completing the certificate course and access to employment; however, all respondents credited the certificate courses with substantially increasing their self-confidence, ability to act independently, and understanding of cultural diversity. The certificate course had a positive impact on income, especially in rural areas. (Thirty tables/figures are included. The bibliography lists 62 references. The document's 13 appendixes include the following items: CACE evaluation questionnaire; interview guidelines; list of materials examined; sample outcomes; information about the survey respondents and course funding mechanisms; and lists of individuals interviewed and staff involved in Northern Cape programs.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Credentials, Distance Education, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Salary Wage Differentials, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education, Womens Education
Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, (CACE), University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535 ($10). Tel: (021) 959 3880/2231; Fax: (021) 959 2481; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.uwc.ac.za/cace/index.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).; Department for International Development, London (England).
Authoring Institution: University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa). Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa