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Akinsooto, Tajudeen Ade; Akpomuje, Paul Young – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study identified informal economic activities in Hausa community in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It examined how people acquire knowledge and skills about the identified informal economic activities and provided explanation on why people prefer informal economic activities to other types of economic activities to making a living in Hausa community in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Ethnic Groups, Informal Education
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Harris, Roger; Morrison, Anne – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In this paper we review fifty years of articles published in Australian Journal of Adult Learning in its various iterations. We examine the different roles of the journal: to illuminate the history and trends of adult education authors; to be the flagship of the adult education profession in Australia; to reflect on significant national events;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Periodicals
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Adewale, J. Gbenga – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Nigeria adopts both formal and non-formal approaches to provide basic education for its citizenry. Thus, to determine the effectiveness of the non-formal approach in providing basic education in Nigeria, this study examines the competency level of Nigerian non-formal education learners…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Competence, Program Effectiveness
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Odebode, Stella O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
This paper assessed the participation of elderly women in community welfare activities in Oyo State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 120 elderly women from six out of the twelve political wards in the study area. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used to elicit information from the…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Sampling
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Adelore, Omobola; Majaro-Majesty, Henry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
The challenge of peace building in Nigeria is increasing as communities continue to show adversary tendencies. This is happening even after many third party conflict transformation efforts have been expended to resolve and set a conducive climate for stakeholders to sustain peace. Some peace building assessment projects have indicated that the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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Osokoya, Modupe M.; Adekunle, Adewale – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
The Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Agricultural Schools (LFNAS) are schools established to train youths to develop their state and their nation in the area of food production. This study sought to assess the trainability of enrollees in the three operating LFNAS. Five research questions were posed. The CIPP evaluation model was adopted. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Economic Development, Developing Nations
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Okoroma, N. S. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
The poor performance of the education sector in Nigeria has become very worrisome. What is the problem? Is the educational policy faulty or is it the implementation that is faulty? What are the implications for national development? These are the issues explored in this paper, based on a literature review approach. The findings blame the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Performance Factors
Osunde, A. U.; Omoruyi, F. E. O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2005
The study attempted to obtain empirical evidence on the status of teachers and the teaching profession in Nigeria. To undertake this study, 400 post-primary school teachers were randomly drawn from 40 post-primary schools in Midwestern Nigeria. The teacher's status questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Results of the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Secondary School Teachers
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Uwameiye, Raymond; Omofonmwan, Godwin O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the objectives of roadside mechanic apprenticeship programs in mid-western Nigeria. Seven statements of objectives were derived for the study, and respondents were required to score each of the seven statements between "1" and "7" in their order of importance and representative of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Educational Objectives
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Osunde, A. U.; Omoruyi, F. E. O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2004
This study evaluated the manpower-training program for teaching personnel in mid-western Nigeria by the National Teachers' Institute. Overall, 240 participants involved in the training program who were randomly selected from the area constituted the sample for the study. A questionnaire designed by the authors was the major instrument used for…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Developing Nations
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Odebode, S. O.; Oladeji, J. O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
Interviews with 120 rural Nigerian women found that 96% participate in self-help community development projects and 68% were engaged in farming. Constrains on participation included domestic responsibilities, lack of funding and resources, male domination, and politics. There was a significant relationship between their sociocultural beliefs and…
Descriptors: Community Development, Extension Education, Females, Foreign Countries