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ERIC Number: EJ758753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Making Space for Adult Education in Independent Namibia
Ellis, Justin
Convergence, v37 n3 p105-113 2004
Namibia is a vast and arid African country neighbouring South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and the Atlantic Ocean, with a population of only two million. Namibia achieved its independence in 1990 after a protracted and brutal struggle, latterly against South African occupation, but rooted in the resistance to German colonisation that started 105 years before. This article talks about adult education in Namibia since independence. In particular, it discusses the National Literacy Programme in Namibia, developments in the field of open and distance learning, the struggles of the whole area of skills and vocational education, and the challenges for adult learning in Namibia. One of the most recent developments in Namibia is the adoption in 2003 of a National Policy on Adult Learning, born of the discovery that almost every agency of government and many bodies in the private or NGO sector, are engaged in some form of adult education programme.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Namibia