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ERIC Number: EJ758740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Five Lives Well Lived: Life Histories of Jamaican Adult Educators
Gouthro, Patricia
Convergence, v37 n2 p39-53 2004
In this article, the author focuses on one of the riches of the country: its people. She interviewed five adult educators who have made significant contributions in Jamaica. The author's interest in this research began from the opportunities that she had to meet some of the participants through their programme's connections with JAMAL (the Jamaican Association for the Movement for Advancement in Literacy). As a white Canadian, she came to this story from an outsider's perspective, but she believes that it is through working across these divides that adult educators can come to a richer understanding of the complexities of teaching across different countries and cultures. From the lives of these educators, lessons from the past can be learned to inform the future. While the challenges Jamaica faces sometimes seem rather insurmountable, the author concludes that societal improvement requires the regeneration of civil society. Therefore, the only hope for any change is always contained within the will of the people. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica