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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 8(6), pp. 137-142, August 2018

 ISSN: 2276-7789

Research Article


Manuscript Number: 080818112


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJER.2018.6.080818112)

 

 

Adult Literacy Programme: Application of knowledge and skills acquired in Activities related to Environmental Development and Management

 

 

*1Oluoch, Audi; 2 Aurah, Catherine Muhonja; 3 Sika, James

 

 

*1Kisii University, P.O. Box 547-40601, Bondo, Kenya.

2Department of Science Education, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box190-50100, Kakamega, Kenya.

3Department of Education Management and Foundation, Maseno University, Private Bag, Maseno, Kenya. 


Abstract


Adult Literacy Programme provides knowledge and skills that enhance human capital useful for solving various problems. Despite the provision of the programme, the problem in Vihiga County has however, been environmental degradation due to deforestation. The study therefore, tried to establish how the learners used the skills acquired for environmental development and management. A conceptual framework based on educational production function theory was used to explain the link between the programme and environmental development and management. The study was qualitative in nature and used a descriptive survey design. Data analysis involved organization, transcription and categorization of data into emerging patterns and the results are presented narratively and in form of frequency tables, graphs and photos. The findings revealed that the knowledge and skills acquired were used to sustainably manage the environment. The findings may be used by educational planners to re-design the curriculum and to effectively link it to environmental issues of concern in society. Although the knowledge and skills acquired were being applied, more emphasis should however be put on occupation-education link to ensure practical application of skills.


Keywords: Adult, literacy, knowledge, skills, application.


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