Comments on the coordination between primary education and literacy programmes in the african context
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Caillods, Françoise.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP);
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In recent years, African countries have made great efforts to develop their educational systems, at primary as well as other levels. Between 1960 and 1982, the adjusted gross rate of primary school enrollment for Africa; increased from 44.1% to 80.7%, corresponding to a tripling in enrollment figures during the same period; Compared with other regions of the world, Africa has made greater efforts to expand primary education. At the same time, several countries have set up ambitious national and adult literacy programs, while in other countries, literacy activities have remained more modest. In this short paper, we have attempted to examine the levels at which coordination between the school system and literacy programs can be organized: in the utilization of resources; at the point of transition of pupils from one program to another; at the level of teaching methods; between the various administrations and organizations involved. For each of these levels, we will briefly discuss the possibilities of, but also the limits to such coordination. In conclusion, we shall examine some of the implications for educational planning.
Citation“Caillods, Françoise.; Carron, Gabriel; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP) (1985-05). Comments on the coordination between primary education and literacy programmes in the african context. Dakar. © UN. IDEP. ”
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