Department of Curriculum and Teachers Professional Development studies Adult and Life Long Learning Program

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Addis Ababa University


The main purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of functional adult literacy program in Addis Ababa. A mixed method was used for the study. Data was gathered from facilitators, program coordinators and functional adult literacy program participants' through questionnaire, and focus group discussions. Appropriate statistical tools, percentage, and mean were used in order to analyze quantitative data, while narration was used to analyze the qualitative data. The findings of the study revealed that though training was given to facilitators the training given in relation to their duties and responsibilities were insufficient. The study also showed that the program of functional adult literacy run by NGOs, the involvement of local government bodies (KEO & sub cities education officesjwere very low, salaries of facilitators, providing literacy materials and other tasks also done by NGOs. The participation of local government in the implementation of the program support were at low level or insignificant furthermore shortage of facilitator guides, literacy materials, poor educational facilities, lack of facilitators motivation were the main problem that affect the effective implementation of functional adult literacy program in Addis Ababa The effective implementation of functional adult literacy program encounters serious problems during implementation of the program from local government implementer of the program. So the above mentioned challenges and constraints hinder the effective implementation of the program Hence the researcher suggested that facilitators should be trained with relevant training. For the success of FAL program government should give much attention to adults and the work hand in hand with NGO's and the communities of Addis Ababa.



Curriculum and Teachers Professional Development