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The Availability of Physical and Human Resources on the Implementation of Adult Education Programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

This study investigated the availability of physical and human resources on the implementation of adult education programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 600 respondents were selected from eighteen local government areas using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The instrument used for data collection was 20 items, modified rating scale questionnaire titled “Availability of Physical and Human Resources and Implementation of Adult Education programmes Rating Scale (APHRIAEPRS)” was used for data collection. The instrument was dully validated by experts and its reliability estimate was established at .84 using Chronbach Alpha reliability method. Data collected were analysed using simple percentages. The findings from the results revealed that availability of physical resources on the implementation of adult education programmes was inadequate while availability of human resources for the implementation of adult education programmes was 50% average in the study area. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that there should be adequate provision of physical resources to boost the implementation of adult education programmes

Citation: Ekpenyong David Oboqua and Aniekwu, Recheal Ogechukwu (2022) The Availability of Physical and Human Resources on the Implementation of Adult Education Programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 4, pp. 58-68


Keywords: Adult Education, Availability, Human Resources, Implementation, Programmes, physical resources

Adult Education and Adult Environmental Education as Twin Mechanism for Sustainable Environment and Community Development (Published)

The over dependence of the developmental process in the rural and urban areas on national governments, and failure to meet the rising social and economic expectations of the human condition arising from teeming population, has necessitated the need for countries to reappraise and restructure their development architecture through the form and content of their educational provision. It is against this backdrop of a grim picture of more claimants for social and economic infrastructure, environmental degradation, educated unemployment and underemployment, and lack of connection between education and work, that this paper makes a number of proposals aimed at educational reforms in Nigeria, through the process of adult education and environmental education in order to achieve sustainable environment and community development.

Keywords: Adult Education, Sustainable Community Development, adult environmental education

Environmental Adult Education (EAE) As a Tool for Promoting Environmental Stewardship Practices in Nigeria (Published)

The paper focused on the use of environmental adult education in promoting environmental stewardship practices in Nigeria. Environmental Adult education is an educational process that has the target to impart on adult members of the society elements of knowledge of environmental concepts and systems, relevant skills to identify and resolve environmental issues and manage environmental resources, right attitude and behaviour to relate responsibly with the environment and the motivation to act for the health of both the environment and those that live in it. An environmental steward operates the elements inherent in environmental adult education and is deemed to be one who as a result of the awareness, knowledge, skills, good behaviour and attitude he has acquired is moved to act to protect, conserve, improve and restore environmental resources for environmental sustainability. The goals and objectives of environmental adult education were examined to indicate its’ efficacy in the development of environmental stewards.

Keywords: Adult Education, Environmental Adult Education, environmental stewardship

Competency Improvement Needs of Facilitators for Enhancing Adult Education Programme in Edo State, Nigeria (Published)

We designed this study to determine the skill improvement needs of facilitators for enhancing Adult learning programmes in Edo state, Nigeria. The research design was a descriptive survey. The population of the study was 549. Simple random sampling technique was used to drown a sample of 108 facilitators by balloting.  Two research queries were posed with two null hypotheses to guide the study. A researcher-designed questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents. The questionnaire instrument was subjected to face and content validation using three experts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. We used Cronbach alpha to determine the reliability coefficient of the instrument. The result was .85 and .68 for each query. We analyzed the data collected using mean and standard deviation to answer the research queries and used t-test statistics to analyze the hypotheses at (P>0.05) level of significance. The result showed that the skill improvement needs of facilitators to enhance adult education programme include: the ability to find the right condition that will enable achievement of programme goals, analytical ability to evaluate the various ways in the light of multiple factors that may hinder or help in programme implementation, and the ability to sequentially coordinate activities for a smooth flow of programme activities. It also includes listening ability, knowing the demographic nature of messages, and presentation of subject matter in the right context for learners understanding among others. We recommended that facilitators should be equipped with these skills to improve adult education programmes in Edo state Nigeria.

Keywords: Adult Education, Improvement, Needs, competency, facilitators

A Review of the Inquiry of Creativity in Older Adults in Journals (Published)

Everyone possesses creativity and this ability is a normal distribution. However, most creativity researchers select eminent scientists or artists. In addition, in the education literature, creativity research focuses more on children or adolescents (especially college students) rather than older adults. The purpose of this study was to examine the intellectual perceptions of creativity in older adults found in scholarly journals. This review attempted to sort out the assumptions underlying the portrayal of older adults and their relationship with creativity in scholarly journals from 1980 to 2012. After reviewing 56 journal articles, two themes emerged: the optimistic view of older adult lives and the need for creativity for successful aging. There is a call from not only educators but also policy makers to invest more funds and energy to promote creativity for (older) adult learners.

Keywords: Adult Education, Creativity, Literature Review, Older Adults

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