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Pedagogical innovations in literacy programmes: lifelong learning as both a method and a goal

  • May 2007

The Education for All Global Assessment Report pointed out that only 5% of primary school students in Africa have attained the minimal level of competency which should be acquired by the end of primary school. Based on this, the need for creating and sustaining alternative education systems and approaches is painfully evident. However, funding for alternative forms of education is dismally low. In most countries, government funding for “out-of-school” education programs is usually less than 1% of their education budget. This is the niche for non-formal education and literacy programs. This paper focuses on how non-formal education programs are innovating in order to meet the needs of this population.

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  • Author/Editor: Fagerberg-Diallo; Sonja
  • Pedagogical innovations in literacy programmes: lifelong learning as both a method and a goal
  • UIL - 2007
  • Available in: English, French