These themes and sub-themes give a range of areas which conference participants can address in their presentations:

  • Reminiscences of adult education in Tanzania
    1. Nyerere on adult education and development.
    2. Preparation of leaders and adult educators.
    3. The national drive against illiteracy.
    4. Mass education campaigns and awareness raising.
  • Adult education in the globalized world
    1. Harnessing ICT for community development.
    2. Expanding learning opportunities through Open and Distance Learning.
    3. Ethics and moral education for the youth and adults.
    4. E-farming and productivity.
  • Optimizing the benefits of adult learning
    1. Adult education and the building of an industrial economy.
    2. Vocational Education and the role of Folk Development Colleges (FDCs).
    3. Entrepreneurship education for the youth and adults.
    4. Adult education and women empowerment.
  • Towards inclusive and equitable quality education for all
    1. Learning opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged groups and communities.
    2. Innovative approaches to teaching youths and adults.
    3. Gender issues in education.
    4. Adult education in higher learning institutions.
  • Comparative and international adult Education
    1. Adult learning in a comparative perspective.
    2. Country case studies.
    3. Comparative adult education research.
    4. Adult education for multiculturalism and diversity building.




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