ERIC Number: EJ876420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 2
An Adult Education Practitioner in Africa: An Opportunity for Relearning
Closson, Rosemary B.
Adult Learning, v16 n1-2 p20-22 Win 2005-Spr 2005
The author became interested in international adult education as a result of being in a doctoral program at Florida State University, where the adult education doctorate was very closely aligned with the International Intercultural Development Education (IIDE) program. In this article, the author describes her experiences working as international adult education practitioner in Africa and delves into the very practical matters of helping people learn how to purify water, store vegetables, become adept at reading, sustain human rights, be anti-HIV, care for orphans, live ethically, exemplify management practices, raise funds, and build internal capacity. She shares insights regarding the power of nonformal education to profoundly change adult lives and the future of nations. For those interested in international adult education, the author suggests volunteering with the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH).
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Personal Narratives, International Education, Adult Learning, Vocational Interests, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa