“If you want change, you have to do something. When we think about change, we think we have to do something really big and radical. But also little things can create change," said Tara Farrell from Longford Women's Link at the Empowerment for change -seminar today. We heard many inspirational examples about change-oriented adult education, ranging from projects and . The role of adult education in national development Yilben James Jinna1, m. N. Maikano2 1General Studies Education Department, Federal College of Education, mankshin, Nigeria 2Curriculum Department, Federal College of Education, mankshinkigeria ABSTRACT Adult and non-formal education has been apparently much neglected aspect of educational.
Analyses based on the role of missionaries in British colonies in Africa add another dimension to the potential role of missionaries’ identity on schooling. Bassey () describes Catholic missionaries competing with Protestant groups and often initiating innovations in schooling (e.g., English language education). Third, rivalry between the various Christian denominations also contributed to the poor standards of education. Edward Berman notes that contemporary critics of the missionaries felt that “missionaries were more interested in increasing enrolments in their respective churches than in pooling their resources for the benefit of African education” (Berman ).
missionaries thus played a crucial role in the development of fo rmal mass-education in most of colonial Africa, which was intrinsically linked to mass-conversion. Figure 1: Religious shares. may be heavily influenced by a European plan for promoting adult education programs in certain realms o f today’s politi cal, social and economic life, such as: a) Domestic (European -.
Modern adult education in Uganda dates back to the coming of Arab traders, European explorers, Missionaries and colonial officials in the late nineteenth century. In particular, the missionaries taught their new adult converts and lay – brothers various skills including blacksmith work, carpentry, shoe-making. The role of cultural change was through education in western society especially in Britain, the education was mostly given in religious form. Educational training gave commonly. When the missionaries started their activities it was not strange for them to give religious education and established schools for religious education.