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Rethinking Workers' Education in Africa

Kester, K. O. and Adeyeye, Olufemi J. (2006) Rethinking Workers' Education in Africa. The Journal of the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, 12. pp. 241-248.

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The employment patterns and trends as well as technological changes have been the most important factors in broadening the need to rethink workers' education in Africa. Workers' education more than before, now has a particularly critical role to play in the various Africa rapidly changing societies by providing knowledge and information that the working class people need in order to cope with the changing conditions. Obviously, the role of workers' education in Africa assumes greater and greater importance. Wide ranges of capabilities are required nowadays to deal with emerging technological challenges. This shift of emphasis involved in looking at 'wider education' or 'development education' for increased sociooolitical and economic roles rather than 'education for industry' or 'technical utilitarian education', immediately makes it clear that the task is vast and challenging, requiring a new perspective. It is on this basis, that this paper therefore attempts the possibility of rethinking workers' education as constituting the most important form of human capital formation in African countries. Thus a rejuvenated, complicated, comprehensive and highly integrated facet of workers' education is seen as a key factor in creating an African labour force that will be able to play an effective role in the development of the various African nations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 13:48
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 13:48

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