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dc.contributor.author Mpofu, S.T.
dc.contributor.author Youngman, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-26T06:58:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-26T06:58:47Z
dc.date.issued 2001-11
dc.identifier.citation Mpofu, S.T. & Youngman, F. (2001) The dominant tradition in adult literacy – a comparative study of national literacy programmes in Botswana and Zimbabwe, International Review of Education Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 573–595 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-8566
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/629
dc.description.abstract The article highlights the renewed significance of adult literacy for international and national educational policy as a result of the World Educational Forum in 2000, at which a new vision of literacy was advocated. The difference between the new and old paradigms of adult literacy is considered. The article argues that the traditional approach which has dominated the international discourse on adult literacy has profoundly influenced national decisions. This influence is illustrated through a comparative analysis of national adult literacy programmes in Botswana and Zimbabwe. The programmes exhibit a high degree of similarity despite differences in the national contexts. The analysis shows that the traditional approach has been relatively ineffective in improving adult literacy levels. However, proposals for change influenced by the new paradigm have not been taken into account. Thus the examples of Botswana and Zimbabwe indicate the difficulty in displacing the dominant tradition in adult literacy at the level of national policy-making. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer, http://www.springeronline.com en_US
dc.subject Adult education en_US
dc.subject Adult literacy en_US
dc.subject National literacy programmes -- Zimbabwe en_US
dc.subject National literacy programmes -- Botswana en_US
dc.title The dominant tradition in adult literacy – a comparative study of national literacy programmes in Botswana and Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.springerlink.com/content/qh57317860r76ht8/ en_US


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