CONFINTEA, EFA, MDGs AND SDGs: Reviewing Goals, Targets and Nigerians Policy Framework for Adult and Lifelong Learning (Published)
This article examines the various international commitments to adult education and lifelong learning such as the CONFINTEA, EFA, MDGs and SDGs. The paper reviews the goals of these global declarations comparing the 4th goals of SDGs with EFA goals and constrains to attaining the CONFINTEA, EFA and MDGs in Nigeria while reviewing the efforts of the Nigerian government in attaining these goal. The paper argued that adult education is a Cinderella of all global policy framework for development, but it has received lest attention and less budgetary allocation in Nigeria and that the policy deficiency in lifelong learning and adult education over the years could undermine the attainment of goal 4 of SDG in Nigeria
In Defense Of Cinderella’s Stepfamily: A Comparative Analysis Of The Female Antagonists In “Cinderella” And “Ever After: A Cinderella Story (Published)
Wicked Stepmother is a common trope in fairy tales of many cultures. In these tales the wicked stepmother is usually set up as a foil against an innocent heroine, who is treated cruelly by her. One of the most famous Stepmothers is Cinderella’s, in the popular fairy tale, recognized by popular culture especially through Disney’s 1950 Cartoon. Disney’s animation portrayed Cinderella’s stepfamily as evil incarnates, and helped in forming the public opinion on cruel stepmothers. On the other hand, Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) is an attempt to revamp the Cinderella fairytale with a historical context, in the early 16th century, France. The movie challenges the concept of female stereotypes especially in the fairy tales. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast Cinderella’s stepfamily in the Disney animation and the movie adaption to better understand and defend the reasons for their so-called cruelty and evilness.