ISBN 9789964303426
Pages 160
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2005
Publisher Ghana University Press, Ghana
Format Paperback

Globalization. Non-formal Education and Rural Development

by Albert D.K. Amedzro

Drawing on the results of non-formal education programmes inspired by Brazil’s famous educationalist, Freire, particularly non-formal education and literacy programmes in Brazil, Ghana and Tanzania, the author illustrates and advocates the potential of non-formal education as a key component of bottom-up, human-centred development in Africa. He thus allies the process of non-formal education to developing countries’ efforts to come to terms with current trends in globalisation, which have precipitated unemployment and urbanisation with devastating consequences for rural development and educational progress.

Through close examinations of the trajectory of globalisation and its impact on poor countries, unemployment, the linkages between non-formal education and development, and the role of the media in non-formal education, the book argues that non-formal education and functional literacy programmes offer the best prospects of meaningful development in poor countries, some substantive critiques of non-formal education notwithstanding.

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About the Author

Albert D.K. Amedzro

Albert D.K. Amedzro is a senior lecturer in adult education at the University of Ghana. He works for the World Bank and various agencies of the UN on non-formal education and development strategies.

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