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ERIC Number: EJ1126421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Non-Formal Training among Adults in Rural Malaysia
Ahmad, Abdul Razaq; Abiddin, Norhasni Zainal; Azman, Norzaini; Mustapha, Ramlee; Sail, Rahim Md; Kasa, Zakaria; Ismaill, Ismi Ariff
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v13 n2 p115-126 Nov 2007
This article discusses the goals and challenges of adult education in Malaysia. In addition, it reports on the evaluation of two programmes--Computer Literacy and Civic Development--offered by a government agency called the Community Development Department (KEMAS) to rural communities. In both programmes, the respondents scored high in cognitive and behaviouristic aspects but average in the affective domain. In terms of the teaching and facilities, the participants were less impressed by the teaching methods, resources and infrastructure of the Computer Literacy Programme. Thus, it is suggested that a comprehensive assessment should be conducted by KEMAS in order to keep up with current demands. Finally, it is recommended that government agencies, the private sector, NGOs and the wider community should work together to support adult learning, especially in rural areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A