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ERIC Number: ED040321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 108
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Literacy Teachers of Adults. (An Evaluation Report on Training and Performance of Voluntary Literacy Teachers in Functional Literacy Project in Tanzania).
Bhola, H. S.
The project was aimed at developing literacy teachers for the first phase of a literacy program sponsored by UNESCO in Tanzania. Some 204 volunteer literacy teachers were trained to teach in four pilot areas: Busega, Nansimo, Negezi, and Ihangiro. The focus of the project was to give cash crop farmers basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic, and experience in using these skills to solve their economic, social and cultural problems and to increase their participation in local, regional and national life. The period (May to October, 1969) was devoted to literacy classes; November, 1969 to April, 1970 (the period farmers were too busy) was used for agricultural demonstrations. Emphasis was placed on training and the role of teachers as leaders and professional workers. Some of the conclusions reached are: the program as developed was inadequate; there should be no pressure to open a certain number of classes in certain number of places; Grade VII leavers would play a prominent part as literacy teachers; adequate measurement techniques of teacher performance should be developed; and the teacher's newsletter (Kufundisha Watu Wazima) should be continued. (Author/PT)
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Identifiers: Tanzania; UNESCO