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ERIC Number: EJ1126334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Perceived Effectiveness of Adult Education as a Contributor to National Development in Southern Africa Today
Oduaran, Akpovire; Okukpon, Lucy
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v11 n1 p80-90 May 2005
This qualitative interpretivist study analyses the perceptions of a stratified and purposive sample of university-based adult educators with a view to understanding how they perceive the effectiveness of adult education as a contributor to national development in southern Africa at the beginning of the 21st century. These perceptions of university-based adult educators are investigated against the background of the current global trend to project adult education as a component of the configuration of lifelong learning. Among the findings are that university-based adult educators in southern Africa differ to some extent as to whether or not the discipline has contributed significantly to southern African national development, and that the need for an enabling environment for the utilisation of adult education is as yet unappreciated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa
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