Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (African Perspectives on Adult Learning series)


Authors: Fredrick Nafukho, Maurice Amutabi and Ruth Otunga

Year of publication: 2005

Publishers: UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany and Pearson Education South Africa

Number of pages: 200  

ISBN: 92-820-1121-6

Price:  20.00

 This book presents key concepts, information and principles that should underlie the practice of adult education in African contexts. It assumes that adult educators should have a historical perspective on the current educational context, understand how the colonial experience has impacted on indigenous traditions and be aware of the philosophical underpinnings of adult education activities. The chapters introduce the foundations and history of adult education in Africa; philosophy and adult education; socio-cultural, political and economic environments; opportunities and access for adult learners; gender and development in adult education; adult education as a developing  profession; information and communication technology; globalization and adult education; and policies and structures of lifelong learning.


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