The provision of skills by skill centres to adult learners
Magagula, Vuyiswa Nancy
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The purpose of this research was to examine the causes of poor finishing touches in the completed handicrafts made by adult learners, at the selected skill centres, with reference to areas such as Carpentry, Pottery and Sewing. The data was collected in the North West Province (Republic of South Africa) and in the Hhohho and Manzini Regions (Swaziland). Collection of data was through the questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The research :findings have indicated that structures built for skill training are needed, as well as funds to furnish them with appropriate equipment, materials, including payment for tutors. Over-and-above, skill centres require highly qualified adult tutors hired on full-time basis to be able to offer teaching/training strategies and skills suitable for adult learners. Skills are changing and developing, as a result tutors need to attend updating courses to keep abreast with new knowledge. Thus, skill centres would afford to provide more skills at higher level for both lowly and highly educated adult learners. Full-time tutors would also avail themselves and afford adult learners enough training time to make handicrafts with good finishing touches. Furthermore, the study has revealed that adult learners require extra time which means that they need to have their own equipment which will enable them to carry on with the work and practise at their own spare time and also continue with the skills even after completing their training at the skill centres. Also, other institutions such as homes and schools have to lay the foundation by teaching learners the basic practical skills. In addition, the organisation of the study which consists of five (5) chapters is explained below. Chapter one is the orientation of the study, concerning the statement of the problem, the aim of the study, the hypothesis, the purpose of the research, delimitations and definition of terms. Chapter two, focuses on the literature review and consultations of both primary and secondary sources and discussions under different sub-topics. Chapter three, detailed method that was used to collect data, including the population and procedures for the collection of data. Chapter four is on data analysis and interpretation. The findings are from noted data extracted from the respondents. The last chapter, the researcher concluded by recording the conclusions and recommendations observed during the study.
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