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ERIC Number: ED474152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Determination of the Status of Adult Education in Swaziland.
Dube, Musa M. A.
The status of adult education in Swaziland was examined. Data were collected through a survey of 100 practitioners at 20 institutions that elicited 66 usable responses (response rate, 66%), consultative meetings with leading scholars in adult education inside and outside Swaziland, and a review of pertinent documents and literature. Key findings were as follows: (1) all 20 educational institutions except CARITAS provided adult education; (2) adult education's clientele included male and female youths and adults; (3) programs were meeting learners' needs regarding problem-solving, farming, coping, writing, resource management, and reading skills; (4) adult educators faced numerous constraints, including insufficient resources, misconceptions about adult education, a lack of competent leaders in the field, a gap between practice and research, and inadequate government support. The following were among 30 specific recommendations for improving adult education in Swaziland: (1) define adult education within the Swaziland context to give practitioners a uniform understanding of the term; (2) promote networking among practitioners and organizations providing adult education; (3) hold regular seminars and workshops for practitioners; (4) provide professional development opportunities for practitioners; (5) provide universal access to adult education; (6) increase funding for adult education; and (7) increase efforts to improve adult education's image. (Contains 23 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Swaziland