Community Based Learning And Outreach For Development: Factors Influencing The Urbanite Woman Learner Participation In Mass Literacy Programme, Accra, Ghana
Adult learner participation is indispensable to the overall access and success of a community based learning and outreach for development programme. The University of Ghana, by policy, is promoting the formal, informal and the non-formal community based learning programmes. It collaborates with the Social Welfare and Ministry of Education’s Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) especially in the non-formal programme. Most of these community-based programmes are located in urban areas as the one in this study. In some communities, patronage of the programme is very high, whiles in some areas patronage is low. NFED is referred to as the Functional Literacy Agency (FLA) in this study. // This exploratory study, focusing on the non-formal programme, has for its objectives to capture and evaluate the internal and external factors that influence the Urbanite Woman Learner Participation (UWLP) in Mass Literacy Programmes (MASSLIP) run by NFED, further, use factors to create models for enhancing UWLP.