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Global Partnership Building through Adult Education: The African Experiment

  • Akpovire Oduaran
  • Gbolagade Adekanmbi
  • Rashid Aderinoye

Against the background of colonial and missionary interventions, Africa’s adult education, influenced by home, work, and religious traditions, soon changed in character and content, frame and forms. Since 1945, global partnerships have shaped its agenda with international organisations, foreign and local universities, and external funding, determining its themes and trajectories. Functional, and ICT-oriented literacies, health, poverty alleviation, community development, youth issues, climate, migration, gender, and school access became areas of intervention. In response, Africa’s problems have served as sounding horns to resolving issues of poverty and want globally. Africa’s  pursuit of partnership is a fitting tribute to Professor Lalage Bown, whose passion for promoting it has been legendary.

  • Keywords:
  • Adult Education,
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution,
  • Global Partnerships,
  • Ibadan Experiment,
  • International Organisations,
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Akpovire Oduaran

North-West University, South Africa - ORCID: 0000-0002-3683-3720

Gbolagade Adekanmbi

Botswana Open University, Botswana - ORCID: 0000-0002-3858-5994

Rashid Aderinoye

University of Ibadan, Nigeria - ORCID: 0009-0005-2149-493X

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Chapter Title

Global Partnership Building through Adult Education: The African Experiment

Authors

Akpovire Oduaran, Gbolagade Adekanmbi, Rashid Aderinoye

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0253-4.15

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2023

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Book Title

Adult Education and Social Justice: International Perspectives

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Maria Slowey, Heribert Hinzen, Michael Omolewa, Michael Osborne

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324

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2023

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Firenze University Press

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Studies on Adult Learning and Education

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2704-596X

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2704-5781

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