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Non-formal vocational education in Uganda: Practical empowerment through a workable alternative
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 33, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This article reflects on the potential of non-formal vocational education in Uganda to improve the quality of life of those excluded from formal education. Based on an exploration of humanizing development theorists Sen, Freire and Nyerere, together with two case studies, practical empowerment is described as a desirable outcome of education for development. Practical empowerment includes acquiring marketable skills as well as capabilities to critically give direction to one's life. Although education leading to this outcome is desirable for all, non-formal vocational education can reach those currently excluded from formal education, thus enhancing their empowerment by equipping them with useful skills and knowledge.

Citation

Blaak, M., Openjuru, G.L. & Zeelen, J. (2013). Non-formal vocational education in Uganda: Practical empowerment through a workable alternative. International Journal of Educational Development, 33(1), 88-97. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 7, 2022 from .

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