Department of Adult Basic Education

Dr LR Johnson

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Adult Basic Education
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 481 2740
Fax: 012 429 8812
E-mail: johnslr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • D Ed – UNISA
  • M Ed ODeL – University of Maryland, USA (Ongoing)
  • M Ed (Adult Education) – WITS University
  • B Ed (Hons. Adult Education) – WITS University
  • B Ed (Adult Education) – National University of Lesotho

Currently teaching

  • HBEDAT5 – Adult Teaching & Learning
  • Postgraduate Programme Manager

Fields of academic interests

  • Correctional Education
  • Adult Education
  • Community education for development
  • Open distance E-learning (ODeL)

Field of Specialisation

  • Adult Education
  • Correctional Education

Books

  • Johnson Lineo R. 2016. ‘Education (access) and Human Rights: A case of the Lesotho Correctional Services.’ In Lekhetho M (Ed.). Education in Lesotho: Prospects and Challenges (In press).
  •  Johnson L.R. (2017). Adult education in correctional facilities. In Quan-Baffour KP & Arko-Achemfuor A. (Eds.). Adult, continuing and lifelong education and development Africa (Chapter submitted and accepted for publication).
  •  Johnson, L. R. 2015. ‘Adult learners’ experiences in correctional services environment’. In Magano D & Ramdarain M. (Eds). Including the Excluded: Educating in the 21st Century: Cape Town: Pearson Education.

Journal articles

  • Baumgardt J. & Johnson LR. 2017. Supporting the national development plan: What private training providers want. Studies in Higher Education Journal. (Accepted for publication).Johnson Lineo R. 2016. ‘Cultural and social uses of orality and functional literacy: a narrative approach’. Reading & Writing 7 (1), a119, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/rw.v7i1.119

  • Johnson Lineo R. 2016. ‘Partnerships between Foreign Agencies and Civil Society Organisations in Lesotho: A Marriage of Convenience’. Sociology and Anthropology, 4(6):473 – 48. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2016.040606 http://www.hrpub.org
  • Johnson Lineo R.  & Quan-Baffour KP. 2016. ‘The effectiveness of adult basic education and training programmes: an exploratory study of adult educators from 2002 to 2012’. International Journal of Asian Social Science. Vol. 6 (5): 288-302. L: http://www.aessweb.com/journals/May2016/5007/3325
  • Johnson Lineo R. & Dichaba M. 2013. ‘The impact of Social Grants on Rural Women: Perspectives from ABET Practitioners’, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.4 (13) 541 – 548.

Paper presentations

  • Johnson LR & Quan-Baffour KP, 2015. The African Philosophy of “Ubuntu” and Correctional Education in South Africa: A case study. 38th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Annual Conference, Melbourne, October 2015.
  • Johnson LR. 2015. Cultural and Social uses of orality and functional literacy: A narrative approach. 10th Reading & Writing Association National Conference & 9th Pan-African Literacy for All Conference, Cape Town. September 2015.
  • Johnson Lineo R. 2014.  Does Foreign Aid Make a Difference? A critique from a civil society organisation in Lesotho. Educational Association of South Africa (EASA) Conference, University of Free State, Golden Gate. January 2014.
  • Johnson Lineo R. & Dichaba Mpho. 2013. The impact of social grants on rural women: Perspectives from ABET Practitioners. Southern African Comparative Higher Education Society Conference, University of Namibia.
  • Johnson Lineo R. 2008. Challenges in building capacity of Civil Society Organisations: A Basotho Perspective. Institute of Governance Conference Paper Presentation, Ottawa, Canada.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • UNISA 2016 Women in Research: Resilience in Research category
  • UNISA Masters & Doctoral Support Programme (MDSP) Award: Research Support Activities:  2014 – 2015.
  •  UNISA Human Resource Study Assistance: Doctoral Degree D Ed.:   2013 – 2015.
  •  University of the Witwatersrand Merit Award - Postgraduate: PhD. Development Studies: 2012.
  •  Golden Key Award in recognition of top 15% Students at Wits University: 2011 - 2012.

Projects

  • Commissioned Research - UNISA-Lesotho Correctional Services Partnership Project: The provision and challenges of correctional education in South Africa and Lesotho within a human rights context: A comparative Study. UNISA, Community Engagement Funded, and implemented by the ABET & Youth Development Department. 2015 – 2016.  Project Team Leader.
  • UNISA Community Engagement Project – Department of Correctional Services: Adult and Community Education and Training Project for inmates at Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Management Area. 2015 – Ongoing. Project Leader.
  • UNISA- Department of Basic Education Partnership Project: Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Evaluation. UNISA Community Engagement Funded and implemented by the ABET & Youth Development Department. 2014 – 2016. Researcher.

Other

  • Johnson Lineo R. 2016. ‘Partnerships between Foreign Agencies and Civil Society Organisations in Lesotho: A Marriage of Convenience’. Sociology and Anthropology, 4(6):473 – 48. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2016.040606 http://www.hrpub.org
  • Johnson Lineo R.  & Quan-Baffour KP. 2016. ‘The effectiveness of adult basic education and training programmes: an exploratory study of adult educators from 2002 to 2012’. International Journal of Asian Social Science. Vol. 6 (5): 288-302. L: http://www.aessweb.com/journals/May2016/5007/3325
  • Johnson Lineo R. & Dichaba M. 2013. ‘The impact of Social Grants on Rural Women: Perspectives from ABET Practitioners’, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.4 (13) 541 – 548.
  • Johnson, L. R. 2015. ‘Adult learners’ experiences in correctional services environment’. In Magano D & Ramdarain M. (Eds). Including the Excluded: Educating in the 21st Century: Cape Town: Pearson Education. (Book contribution)
  • Johnson LR & Quan-Baffour KP, 2015. The African Philosophy of “Ubuntu” and Correctional Education in South Africa: A case study. 38th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Annual Conference, Melbourne, October 2015.
  • Johnson LR. 2015. Cultural and Social uses of orality and functional literacy: A narrative approach. 10th Reading & Writing Association National Conference & 9th Pan-African Literacy for All Conference, Cape Town. September 2015.
  • Johnson Lineo R. 2014.  Does Foreign Aid Make a Difference? A critique from a civil society organisation in Lesotho. Educational Association of South Africa (EASA) Conference, University of Free State, Golden Gate. January 2014.
  • Johnson Lineo R. & Dichaba Mpho. 2013. The impact of social grants on rural women: Perspectives from ABET Practitioners. Southern African Comparative Higher Education Society Conference, University of Namibia.
  • Johnson Lineo R. 2008. Challenges in building capacity of Civil Society Organisations: A Basotho Perspective. Institute of Governance Conference Paper Presentation, Ottawa, Canada.