ERIC Number: ED058550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Draft Plan of Operation for a Functional Literacy Pilot Program in Swaziland June-July 1971.
Sebenta National Inst. (Swaziland).
A planned full-time "functional literacy" course that was to be held during June and July 1971 in Ekuhlamukeni and Nqabaneni (Swaziland) is discussed. The experimental pilot project was to be sponsored by the Sebenta National Institute, the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland Division of Extra Mural Services, and by the Ministry of Agriculture. The principal objectives of the course were: (1) to develop a new "functional" approach for literacy programs in the rural areas, integrating literacy instruction with the discussion of critical socioeconomic issues and with agricultural training; (2) to assess the feasibility of a short, full-time intensive course; (3) to test the effectiveness of the "Paulo Freire" psycho social literacy method in raising the level of community leadership and participation in local development; (4) to develop a practical form of "follow-up" to this course through the continued use of farm records under supervision from agricultural extension staff; and (5) to provide reading materials and instruction/discussion on improved maize and cotton production. The central theme of the functional content was Resettlement--the need for, implications of, and planning required. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agricultural Education, Crop Processing Occupations, Developing Nations, Farm Labor, Field Crops, Functional Literacy, Generative Grammar, Land Settlement, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minicourses, Reading Instruction, Recordkeeping, Rural Areas, Social Development, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sebenta National Inst. (Swaziland).
Identifiers: Freire (Paulo); Sebenta National Institute (Swaziland); Swaziland