Prioridad África: la educación de adultos
Visión de conjunto
Colección de textos “Perspectivas africanas sobre el aprendizaje de adultos” [African Perspectives on Adult Learning] (APAL)
El UIL publica una colección de textos de especialistas africanos sobre la educación de adultos en África. El UIL busca contribuir al fortalecimiento de capacidades de las universidades de la región a fin de elaborar materiales para el currículo contextualizado y presentar las perspectivas africanas como una alternativa a los modelos norteamericanos y europeos predominantes.
Development of an Adult Basic Education Programme in Botswana (2005 – 2010)
From 2005 to 2009, UIL has provided consultancy services to the Government of Botswana. Together with a local team, UIL worked on designing and developing a comprehensive modularised outcome-based Adult Basic Education Programme (ABEP) equivalent to Primary Education (Standard 1-7), subsuming the prior National Literacy Programme as its Level One. Through a team of leading experts, UIL built capacities at the Department of Out of School Education and Training (DOSET ) in the Ministry of Education, developing a new curriculum as well as learning modules for adults in the core learning areas (Setswana, English and maths) and general studies addressing contents related to social issues, health, economy and work, and science and technology. The material was pre-tested to make sure it was relevant for meeting the learning needs of a variety of target groups. Many stakeholders and partners, including learners, facilitators, staff from the Ministry of Education and other governmental and parastatal institutions, non-governmental organizations, the university, and the private sector were consulted, making the process of defining the curriculum blueprint dynamic and participatory. The three levels of the ABEP curriculum are equivalent to formal primary education and accredited within the National Qualifications Framework. The new programme, which provides flexible approaches to adult learning and promotes lifelong learning in Botswana was launched nationwide in February 2010.
Adult education is now considered a mainstream academic discipline in several African countries, and its importance in today’s knowledge and “ideas” economies is growing steadily.
The state and development of adult learning and education in Subsaharan Africa: Regional synthesis report
Regional synthesis report by John Aitchison and Hassana Alidou (2009) (PDF 337.15 KB)
The book identifies quantitative, qualitative and multi-method approaches, and is based upon existing research methods teaching in Africa. It is grounded in African adult education contexts and draws on material and experiences from research courses taught in African universities. It emphasises the...