Sub-Saharan Africa

The Land of the Scribe and the Thumb Print: The Sociology and Politics of Literacy in Ethiopia

Author: 
Sineshaw, Tilahun
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The foci of this article are two-fold: The first is to provide a critical overview of the history of literacy in Ethiopia and the
second is to highlight the sociological, political, and historical contexts within which literacy evolved over the centuries.
Built-in these discussions is a tacit theoretical underpinning that views literacy as a construct which intersects

Reflection on Freirean pedagogy and the transformation on rural Botswana

Author: 
Maruatona, Tonic
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The article explores how the Freirean pedagogy can be employed to facilitate the transformation of rural Botswana. The
Freirean approach is a strategy that can be adopted for assisting underprivileged sections of any society to enhance their consciousness and bring about change in their lives. The historical development in Botswana is assessed and it is

Integrating Industry Resources and Community Development: A Vision for Development

Author: 
Frost, Sally Joy
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The objective of this paper is to present a vision for the co-operation of Industry and Communities in the provision of Adult Basic Education and Training. This paper aims to present experiences gained within a workplace literacy program, and explore how these can be utilized in community development, to the benefit of both the Industry and Community involved.

Managing Curriculum Innovation in Adult Education in the New South Africa

Author: 
Williams, Roy
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

SACHED Trust has been involved in the most substantial curriculum development process in adult education in the
country. This has taken place over the past four years, with major donor support from international donors. The
curriculum, called A Secondary Education Curriculum for Adults (ASECA), for adults at junior high school and

It's an Ill Wind That Blows Nobody Any Good: Adult Basic Education and Training in Bophuhatswana and the North West Province

Author: 
Roth, Mia
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The aim of the follow-up study was to see what the effect of the semi-autonomous status of the former "homeland" had been on adult basic education. Also to what extent had this aspect of education changed since its government's
reincorporation into greater South Africa. Given that the monograph might have added a certain input into adult

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