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An Analysis of Factors Influencing Urbanite Woman Learner-Participation in Functional Literacy Programs in Selected Christian Churches, Accra.

ERIC Descriptors: Functional Literacy; Adult Learning; Adult Students; Statistical Analysis; Nonformal Education; Literacy Education; Adult Literacy; Urban Areas; Females; Surveys; Individual Characteristics; Cultural Influences; Sociocultural Patterns; Participation; Program Design; Church Programs

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The promotion of adult functional literacy programs per se, neither creates the necessary motivation for learning, nor enhances the participation of adult learners in work-oriented or socio-cultural functional literacy programs. The task in learning-teaching transaction is to create the enabling environment for harnessing and enhancing learner-related factors that influence the learners' successful and significant participation. The research sets out to investigate, analyze, and establish the factors, which influences urbanite woman learners-participation in adult functional literacy programs of selected churches in Accra. Study used survey method to collect data from study area in Nima and Maamobi, East Ayawaso sub-district of Accra, and chi-square test for statistical analysis. Three classes of factors were identified: (1) Internal factor (or the bio-psychosocial characteristics of learner, such as adult's experience and perception) which most influenced the urbanite learner-participation; (2) External factor related to the cultural setting and organization; and (3) Integrated factor which constitutes the interplay of both internal and external factors. Integrated factor contributed the least level of influence. Findings established a crucial foundation that adult functional literacy programs designed, deployed, and developed with learner-friendly models utilizing internal factors, will most enhance learner-participation in both work-oriented and socio-cultural functional literacy programs in continuing education. (Contains 1 figure and 7 tables.)

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Author:Saah, Albert Amoah
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Abstract
Geographic Code:6GHAN
Date:Mar 1, 2013
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