Zambian communities are rich with voices of the value of adult education, albeit unsystematically documented. It is these insightful voices that this article unveils. A phenomenological research design was employed. Three research sites were targeted comprising two chiefdoms and covering four villages, two villages from each chiefdom. Data was collected using interviews and focus group discussions. After coding the data, narrative and thematic methods of data analysis were used. Findings reveal that the value of adult education is measured informally by the number of the adult population able to access social amenities equitably and equally on one hand, and on the other, by their ability to read the ‘word and the world’ as purported by Freire and Macedo (1987).
Mpolomoka, D.L., Luchembe, M., Banda, S. and Sampa, P. (2019). Value and Impact of Adult Education: Voices of Zambian Communities. Research Journal of Education. 5(7) 114-118. ISSN (e): 2413-0540, ISSN(p): 2413-8886, Available on-line at: https://arpgweb.com/journal/journal/15, DOI: https://doi.org/10.32861/rje.57.114.118