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Association for the Development of Education in Africa (Paris)
In English and French. Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership." Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME database of education projects, by country, funding agency, etc.

Has Working Groups on: Books and Learning Materials, Distance Education and Open Learning, Early Childhood Development, Education Sector Analysis, Education Statistics, Female Participation in Education, Finance and Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, The Teaching Profession. Publishes a Newsletter sponsors an Africa Education Journalism Award. [KF]
Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Working Group on Non-Formal Education (London)
In English, French, Portuguese. Site does not work in older Netscape browers. Has full text reports on adult education, health education, artisan training, women's and youth literacy, etc. Florida State University, Tallahassee site.
Educational Research for Quality of Life, Seventh BOLESWA Symposium
Hosted by Swaziland Educational Research Association at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland, July 28 - August 1, 1997. Abstracts and some full text papers
  • The Woman Farmer and the Role of the Agricultural Extension Delivery System as an Educational Process, by B. L. Morolong.
  • The social adjustment of Grade 1 pupils: A case study of Siphofaneni and Duze Primary Schools, by M. Keregero and L. S. Simelane 
  • The "Harambee Movement" in Kenya: the role played by Kenyans and the government in the provision of education and other social services, by S. Chieni
  • A need for an educational research revolution in Southern Africa, by L. Lalendle
  • Education research for better quality of life for girls in Namibia by C. Shaimemanya & C. D. Kasanda
  • 7 and planning in Botswana: the basis for environmental quality and sustainable development by M. Mosothwane
  • Swaziland secondary/high school students' risks that may promote HIV infection and the spread of AIDS by N. Mndebele
  • The "woman farmer" and extension services delivery system as a process of ensuring improved quality of life through education by B. L. Moorlong
International Adult Learners Week (Cape Town 2004)
Held in Cape Town, South Africa, 6th - 11th September 2004. The conference site includes video / audio of conference sessions, presentations (Naledi Pandor, South Africa's Minister of Education), etc. [Requires sound card, speakers or headset for audio. A fast internet connection helps.] Site maintained by Wavestream (Pty) Ltd.
" is a gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities." Find full text documents by region and country. Site sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. [KF]
Has the full text documents such as -

Literacy Assessment Practices (LAP) in Selected Developing Countries. Nigeria Case Study. Prepared for a 2002 UNESCO meeting. by Rashid Aderinoye. 68 p. in PDF

Adult Literacy Programs in Uganda: An Evaluation. 148 p. in PDF

Cote d'Ivoire: Pilot Literacy Project

Managing Curriculum Innovation in Adult Education in the New South Africa. 8 p. in PDF

Soul Beat Africa. Communication for Change
Find full text reports on using radio, TV, newspapers, edutainment, films, information technology, other media to promote health, education. " Find programmes, activities and projects relevant to your work thru the Programme Experiences database. Has a directory of e-newsletters and journals. Its Resource Mobilisation is a directory of funding, grant sources. Links to related sites. Soul Beat is a partnership between The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Development Cooperation Ireland, European Union, DFID, and BP" and others. [KF]
International NGO based in Senegal. "run by local people and funded primarily by UNICEF." Tostan "developed an innovative basic education program that emphasizes literacy, numeracy, improving life skills and family income, and encourages women to participate in village decision making." The influence of Tostan brought over forty villages to abandon the practice of female genital cutting. Includes a meeting with President and Mrs. Clinton. Based in Thies, Senegal.

See also: International Literacy Explorer's report on Participatory Nonformal Education, The TOSTAN Basic Education Program, Senegal. This site lets you compare statistics on Senegal and other countries.
University of Ibadan. Department of Adult Education
Staff directory, programs, history, abstracts of theses submitted to the Department. [KF]
World Bank Education
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (adult education, Girls' Education, Education Technology, Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health, Economics of Education) with many full text reports.

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