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Omolewa, Michael – International Review of Education, 2008
This paper examines the question of why Africa has made such slow progress towards the goal of eradicating illiteracy, and why it remains an exceptionally disadvantaged region in this respect. The article surveys the history of the development of literacy in Africa from colonial times to the present day, focusing on the role of adult education in…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Illiteracy, Disadvantaged, Literacy Education
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Omolewa, Michael – International Review of Education, 2007
This article explores the characteristics, goals, modes of transmission, teaching and learning strategies of indigenous African education, in which the pursuit of excellence and quality has always been an important aim. Informal and vocational training constitute the core of indigenous education in Africa. Under this traditional system, each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Story Telling, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices
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Omolewa, Michael – International Review of Education, 1978
Discusses the role which universities have played in the promotion of secondary education through the conduct of examinations and the design of schools' curricula, and through the provision of academic leadership in Nigeria up to 1955 when the West African Examinations Council began to assume leadership in academic work and to take some initiative…
Descriptors: College Administration, College School Cooperation, Educational History, Educational Needs