ERIC Number: ED057310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Communication: Literacy and Development. Some Aspects of Literacy and Its Relation to the Development of Subsistence Agriculture in Rhodesia.
Smith, G. A.
A preliminary discussion is presented of the relationship between literacy and rural development in the Tribal Trust Lands (TTL) of Rhodesia. The discussion is comprised of three sections: a consideration of the literacy continuum among the African population of Rodesia; results of a small study of literacy retention in a TTL; and a brief account of a related study of literacy effect on the development of subsistence agriculture. Adults who have never been to school comprise 40% of the total African adult population and 34% of the TTL population. Using 1962 data, it can be assumed that the highest proportion of absolute illiteracy is in the European Farming Areas, particularly among alien workers. (DB)
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Identifiers: Africa; Rhodesia; Rhodesia (Tribal Trust Lands)
Note: Paper for presentation to the Second Rhodesian Science Congress (Umtali, September 5-11, 1971)