Oluoch et al
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(6), pp. 137-142, August 2018
Manuscript Number: 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.
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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