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dc.contributor.author Likando, Gilbert N. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/386
dc.description A dissertaion submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy(Adult Education) en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author: en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated views and attitudes of adult literacy learners, adult educators and policy makers regarding the adult literacy programme in the Caprivi Region of Namibia. It aimed at addressing four major questions that were regarded as pertinent in understanding the significance of the National Literacy Programme in Namibia (NLPN) in the lives of the participants. These questions looked at the views of adult literacy learners and adult educators regarding the following: curriculum content, the skills and knowledge needed to function effectively and efficiently, the barriers to literacy learning, educators' training needs, conditionsof service, and the policy makers' views on the effectiveness of the policy guidelines of the NLPN en_US
dc.description.abstract A stratified sample of 100 adult literacy learners from four districts in the Caprivi Region, plus a purposeful stratified sample of 30 adult educators and 5 policy makers (on a national level) were selected. Three research instruments in the form of an adult literacy learners' interview schedule, an educators' questionnaire and a policy makers' questionnaire were used after a pilot study was carried out en_US
dc.description.abstract The findings exposed the following, first that the perceptions regarding NLPN in the Caprivi Region were related to the benefits derived from the programme. Second, the majority of the adult educators lacked training in both theory and practice. Their inadequate training contributed to lack of technical skills to handle certain topics and adapt local materials when teaching literacy. Third, poor conditions of service, the lack of classrooms and proper learning materials all contributed to the learners' and educators' negative perceptions regarding NLPN in the region en_US
dc.description.abstract The study also compared two models of literacy and presented the inadequacies of the traditional (autonomous) model in Namibia and other developing countries on how benefits derived from literacy can be conceptualised. It advocated a paradigm shift from the need to learn, to the value of learning and the use of acquired skills as a measure of progress in the NLPN. The study offered an alternative to suggest a new integrated approach to literacy learning and identified the deficiency of a conventional approach that sees literacy as a pre-requisite for national development. Thus, an Integrated Model of Literacy was proposed to help the programme evaluators to conceptualise the significance of literacy education in the lives of the participants, to give direction on how the programme could be revamped, and make it responsive to the needs of the participants. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/abstract/likando2008abs.pdf en_US
dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/likando2008.pdf en_US
dc.subject Adult education en_US
dc.subject Literacy programs en_US
dc.subject Literacy en_US
dc.title Views and attitudes of adult literacy learners, adult educators and policy makers regarding the adult literacy programme in the Caprivi region of Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy(Adult Education) en_US
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dc.masterFileNumber 3319 en_US


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