ERIC Number: ED064560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy for Working: Functional Literacy in Rural Tanzania.
This study, essentially a personal description is the first to deal with one of the pilot projects in functional literacy, part of the UNESCO experimental adult literacy program. The project discussed is a work-oriented literacy undertaking in Tanzania. Following a brief survey of the background of the project, the present situation is described. Ways in which the concept of functional literacy is adapted to the country's problems and goals are indicated, and the socio-vocational sectors in which the project is being implemented are described. The 10 chapters of the document are: I. Centres; II. The country and its choices; III. What they are teaching; IV. Mr. and Mrs. Hardworker join a "Ujamaa" village; V. Learning to organize learning; VI. Teachers learning to teach; VII. The view from across the square; VIII. Towards continuing education; and IX. From the project to the national program. The conclusion reached as a result of the study is that as a joint national-international program seeking to obtain knowledge about education for rural adults and its relationship to social and economic development, the project can be called a success. (LS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Agricultural Education, Community Coordination, Continuing Education Centers, Cross Cultural Training, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Functional Literacy, Home Economics Education, Instructional Materials, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, National Programs, Pilot Projects, Reading Materials, Rural Population, Teacher Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Place de Fontenoy, Paris 7e, France ($1.30)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Tanzania; UNESCO
Note: Published in English and French; Educational Studies and Document Series No. 5