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  • Donald Z. Osborn
    FYI - a possible venue for publication on adult literacy in African mutlilingual contexts? (Reposted from H-West-Africa w/ minor reformatting) Don Osborn
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      FYI - a possible venue for publication on adult literacy in African mutlilingual
      contexts? (Reposted from H-West-Africa w/ minor reformatting)

      Don Osborn

      Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 23:27:55 +0200
      From: Afec-Info <afec-info@...> (au lieu de Jean Grisel


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      UNESCO and Pearson Education South Africa are co-publishing a new textbook
      The first five volumes in the Series are due in 2005 as follows:

      * The Psychology of Adult Learning in Africa
      * Foundations of Adult Education in Africa
      * Research Methods for Adult Educators in Africa
      * The Social Context of Adult Learning in Africa
      * Developing Programmes for Adult Learners in Africa For more information on
      these books visit:

      The Textbook Series has been developed by a partnership between the Department
      of Adult Education of the University of Botswana, the Institute for
      International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association, and the
      UNESCO Institute for Education and Pearson Education South Africa. The Series
      Editorial Board includes representatives of the partners and academics from
      across Africa. The project, which involves textbook production and writer
      development, aims to have a positive impact on curricula in training programmes
      for adult educators in Africa.

      The purpose of the series is to provide accessible textbooks to students
      studying adult education, especially at the Diploma and Bachelor's degree
      level. Each book of between 200 and 250 pages in length is expected to present
      an overview of the topic; to introduce appropriate theory; to provide
      discussion and examples rooted in professional practice, actual policies and
      empirical research; and to indicate further areas of inquiry and reading. A key
      principle is that the textbooks will reflect African social realities,
      theoretical and cultural perspectives, policies and modes of practice.

      The Series Editorial Board now invites the submission of Book Proposals for the
      following two new
      titles, as follows: · The Management of Adult Education in Africa
      · The History of Adult Education in Africa

      Proposals Proposals may be submitted by individuals or teams. Preference will be
      given to proposals in which experienced writers show willingness to mentor and
      co-operate with less experienced writers. The participation of women is
      especially encouraged. Teams involving writers from different regions of the
      continent will also be given preference. At the same time, the Board recommends
      that a team consist of no more than three people. The Board reserves the right
      to suggest a new writing team based on a combination of two separately
      submitted Book Proposals.

      Book Proposals must contain the following: - Aims: A brief statement of what the
      book will cover and why.
      - Organisation: A description of and reasons for the book's organisation and
      topics covered.
      - Outline: A table of contents with chapter headings, including a brief
      description of each chapter.
      - Author(s): Full contact details of each author, with curriculum vitae.
      - Supporting material: Two relevant and substantial samples of writing by the
      author(s) (e.g. book chapters or journal articles)

      Evidence must be shown that the text will: a) Centre on the realities of adult
      learning in Africa. Thus, every effort must be made to refer to publications
      and research rooted in the African context, rather than to works from outside
      the continent
      b) Discuss theories, policies and practices primarily in terms of the African
      situation, with examples drawn from Africa
      c) Reflect a learner-centred, learner-sensitive and interactive methodology that
      is consistent with adult learning needs at undergraduate levels

      The proposals will be evaluated from these perspectives. - The decision of the
      Board will be conveyed to authors by the end of December 2004.
      - Those authors whose proposals are accepted must be willing to attend a
      Writer's Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2005, at which the
      expectations of the Series Editorial Board and of the co-publishers will be
      discussed and clarified. Writing contracts will be finalised at this point.
      - Successful authors will be paid a writing fee in two installments. They will
      be expected to submit their manuscripts by March 2006.
      - Book Proposals accompanied by curricula vitae of all authors should be
      submitted by October 31st, 2004 to: Professor Frank Youngman Series Managing
      Editor Department of Adult Education
      University of Botswana
      P/Bag 0022,
      Gaborone, Botswana.

      e-mail: mailto:youngman@...
      Tel.: 3552266 Fax: 3552266 or 585096

      - Clarification and advice can be sought from Professor Youngman.


      The following principles inform the content of all books in the Series: · The
      centrality of the African social context of adult learning, including factors
      such as:

      - The impact of colonialism and the struggles for independence
      - Imperialism and globalisation
      - The political economy of African countries
      - Democratic governance and civil society
      - The impact of conflict
      - Culture and language
      - Religion and African philosophy
      - Demography
      - Gender
      - Health problems, including HIV/AIDS

      · Inclusiveness, so that each book makes reference to the different regions of
      Sub-Saharan Africa and thus addresses the diversity of African contexts as much
      as possible.
      · Scholarly quality to ensure academic recognition.
      · User-friendly language.

      The following notes indicate the core contents of each book as an indication of
      some of the areas which authors should address in their proposals. Authors are
      free to include other relevant areas they see as a priority.

      The Management of Adult Education in Africa The textbook focuses on the theory
      and practice of management with respect to organisations which provide
      programmes for adult learners in Africa (governmental, non-governmental and
      private), and to administration and supervision in the practical running of
      adult learning programmes.

      The key areas to be included are:

      - African adult education organisations and organisational theories
      - Management theories in the context of African adult education organisations
      - Management skills and African values
      - Developing the learning organisation
      - Leadership (styles and approaches)
      - Leadership skills and African values and principles
      - Supervision
      - Administrative processes (communication, record systems, equal opportunities)
      - Human resources management (including training and development)
      - Financing (including resourcing and basic controlling)
      - Organisational development (OD), including Appreciative Inquiry
      - Programme implementation (administration and supervision)

      The History of Adult Education in Africa The textbook focuses on the history of
      adult education in Africa and must ensure comprehensive regional coverage. It
      must situate local developments in their international context as well as
      relate the history of African adult education to African political and
      socio-economic processes.

      The key areas to be included are: - The nature of history and the historical
      - African conceptions of history and their relation to history as a scientific
      - The usefulness of history for the study of adult education
      - Pre-colonial modes of adult learning in Africa
      - Adult learning programmes and activities during the colonial period
      - The development of adult learning in the post-colonial era
      - The international dimensions of the development of adult education in Africa


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