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Title: The Practices And Challenges Of Engaging Women House-Holds In Functional Adult Literacy Programme: In Jimma Zone
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: . Enguday Ademe(Dr)
Fedilu, Abbagumbul
Keywords: women households in functional adult literacy
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess practices that enhance the engagement of women households in functional adult literacy, assessing fa ctors those hinders it and identifying the strategies that are employed to engage women households in FAL program of the JinlIlla zone. The study used a descriptive case study method, because it was found convenient to portray exi sting situation about practices and challenges to engage women households in FAL programme. The research included I woreda and I special zone. the study participants were selected purposefullyA IO representative respondents composed of 374 women household s, II facilitators, 15 central management committee member at kebele level, 4 experts from woreda education ollice and women affa ir ollice, 4 member of woreda steering committee and 2 experts from local NGO ollice. All of them account 30% of the total population of the study area. Three data gathering tools namely observation check- li st, interview and questionnaire had been employed in order to gather necessary data of the study which were composed of close ended and open ended items were applied in the research. The data analysis technique was applied as that of the qualitative research. The data gathered through interview observation and questionnaire was processed through three concurrent flows of activity of the qualitative anal ysis system which include data reduction, data di splay and conclusion drawing. It was performed using quantitative percentage anal ysis and qualitati ve thematic analys is. Major findings of the research were arranged as follows: Prac tices were; recognit ion of FAL as a means of eradicating poverty, The avai lability of different declaration, Awareness created to the minds of women by influential bodies, Supporti ve legal acts to organize women at different level, Acknowledgement of women's work load by stake holders, Need assessment made at different places und time including others. Chall enges were: I-Ieavy work load, Health problem, Lack of sufficient ti me, Poverty, Failure to receive family or husbands approval, needs to be at home to perform domestic chores, family cnrc. High rate of illiteracy amongst women, Domestic violence agninst women, Lack of access to educational institute, Lack of qualified adult trainer and conte nts, Shortagc of budget, Problem of coordinating the programme etc. Strategies applied to the FAL programme included: Accounting the strategies developed by women, Merging literacy with saving and credit acti vity, Understanding the women perspective, respecting the culture and belief of women, Pushing womcn to\\md leader ship using attract ive teaching mcthods and appropriate contents and Others. Rccommendation forwarded by the researcher arc: Learners, Facilitntors, Governments, NGOs, and Stake-holders civil societies should be dig out the available opportunities and exploit appropriately to break-out the shell of illiteracy th at hamper the achievcment of the Millennium Development Goal, The challenges encountered in the FAL programme may be avoided when curriculum developer and Scholars in the related fields Government, NGOs, Civil Societies , the Ri ches and Stake holders put their contribution sufficiently to solve the problem of; the quality of education, Lack of awarcness ,Shortage of budget, Monitoring and evaluation of FAL programme, Low salary payment for Faci litato rs Including material suppl ies. Thus, everybody whom concern about FAL should apply the strategies and policy of government at the grass-root level.
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