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Adult Education And Lifelong Learning: The Indispensability Of Libraries

Nkiko, Christopher (2013) Adult Education And Lifelong Learning: The Indispensability Of Libraries. Crawford Journal of Business & Social Science, 3 (2). ISSN 2141 - 9094

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The paper considers the widespread recognition that learning is not merely confined to the different stages that are associated with the early periods of life but rather spans through life. It emphasizes the importance of the library to adult education, noting that the quality and credibility of adult education as well as lifelong learning opportunities in a country is determined by the robustness of library services available in that country. The paper further highlights the point that public libraries in Nigeria are severely flawed as agencies of education and social development as they virtually non- existed in the rural and urban marginal areas. Even in the few urban centres where they exist, their services are undermined by poor funding and obsolete as well as inadequate stocks. The paper thus notes that this has great repercussion for adult learning in the country since a quality library service is pivotal to any meaningful adult education and lifelong learning programs .. It concludes that in order to be effective and act as a catalyst to quality education, especially for adult learners, the public library must evolve to mirror vitality of good library service and sustain the interest of its users.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Library, Information Literacy, Knowledge, Information.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 14:34
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 14:34

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