Integrated functional adult literacy: existing practices and challenges in eastern Ethiopia

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Author: Awgichew, Sisay; Seyoum, Yilfashewa


The purpose of this study was to examine the existing practices and challenges of Integrated Functional Adult Literacy Program in eastern Ethiopia. To achieve this objective, the researchers used mixed research design. Questionnaires, interview and focus group discussions were used as viable instrument for data collection. The questionnaires were filed by 302 adult learners and 153 facilitators. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that since the introduction of adult education programs with an integrated manner, harmful traditional practices are reduced...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Governance; Providers of education and training; Communities of practice

Keywords: Integrated training; Functional literacy; Institutional role; Education and training system; Funding

Geographic subjects: Africa; Ethiopia

Published: Footscray, Victoria: Australian International Academic Centre, 2017

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Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 4

Journal date: October 2017

Pages: pp. 86-97

ISSN: 2022-9478

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 131.854

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