Originally published in 1985 this book addresses important questions about the nature and meaning of development as these concern adult education in the developing world. It contributes to the development debate as well as discussiong what part adult education can play in reducing poverty and inequality. It consists of 7 case studies by adult educators and researchers involved in adult education programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The introductory, linking and concluding sections draw out and highlight common issues and themes leading to conclusions about the potential of large-scale, mainly governmental, adult education programmes to effect social change.
Table of Contents
1. Adult Education and Poverty: Politics and Social Change Chris Duke 2. Mobral's Functional Literacy Programme and the Reduction of Poverty Hugo Lovisolo 3. The Kenya Adult Education Programme Fetenu Bekele 4. The Indian Adult Education Programme in Tamil Nadu K. Ramkrishnan 5. The Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade: Education for Transportation Valerie Miller 6. The Educational Operative Units: A Chilean Case Study Marcel Gajardo 7. Saemaul Education and the Reduction of Poverty Ji Woong Cheong 8. Sri Lanka's Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement W. M. K. Wijetunga 9. How Can Large-Scale Adult Education Combat Poverty? Chris Duke