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Depuis quelques mois, un conflit armé sévit dans l’un des plus grands pays du continent africain, le Congo Démocratique (ex-Zaire). Un pays qui constitue aussi le champ de toutes les convoitises à cause de ses fabuleuses richesses. A toutes les situations douloureuses que génère tout conflit armé et à la détresse qui s’ensuit, viennent s’ajouter les fléaux que connaissent la plupart des pays dans le monde aujourd’hui. C’est le chômage à travers lequel des milliers de personnes et de jeunes surtout vivent dans une précarité indicible. Même lorsque le travail...

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc Laurent
Year of publication:
1999

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ALPHA 97 se présente comme un retour aux trois précédentes publications de la colllection: ALPHA 92, sur le mouvement associatif en alphabétisation; ALPHA 94, sur le développement culturel en milieu rural; ALPHA 96, sur la formation de base dans les initiatives économiques (voir en fin du volume la distribution). Alors que l'approche de ces enquêtes était avant tout monographique, soit focalisée sur le plan et sur l'expérience des acteurs locaux, ALPHA 97 devait tenter d'élargir le champ pour interroger les relations entre les plans et , entre l'événement et la structure...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1997
No. of pages:
372

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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 importance of combining quantitative methods with qualitative research that is embedded in adult education contexts and that builds on indigenous knowledge. Examples of the contexts addressed in the book include: village communities, agriculture development workers, literacy and income...

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This book examines how adult education is influenced by and has an influence on the society in which it takes place. It presents a clear analysis of the development challenges and sociological realities of the adult education context, which is essential if educators are to help African countries and communities achieve their developmental goals. The ten chapters in this book address the following issues as they impact on adult education: development and social change; community; rate, ethnicity and religion; social class and gender; empowerment; democracy; health and HIV/AIDS; poverty and...

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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators to be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasises the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles;...

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This publication, based on a workshop held in the context of the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Conference, addresses the issue of adult education for the estimated 300 million people in the world belonging to indigenous population groups. It includes an overall survey, reports and good practice models from many different countries, and a list of the final recommendations made by the workshop.

Report on the Workshop Held at the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003 Compiled by Luis Enrique López and Ulrike Hanemann UIL, 2006 - 35 pp. ISBN 92-820-1149-...

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This book explores existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing. The chapters address contexts for adult education research in Africa; philosophical and theoretical perspectives and their implications for research; doing a literature review; getting started with a research proposal; quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; analysing data; the nature of qualitative research; conducting qualitative studies;...

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Amartya Sen defined development as the creation of capabilities or capacities. One of the crucial capacities is basic education. With no access to writing, reading and numeracy, people are unable to fight against poverty and to build their lives in the current global environment. In this perspective, the right to education cannot be conceived only in a subsidiary or ancillary way. The realisation of the right to education is an essential pre-condition for human dignity and for development. But how does one measure this reality?

This book presents a methodology for observation and...

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