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Combatting Poverty Through Adult Education

National Development Strategies, 1st Edition

Edited by Chris Duke


266 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education