ERIC Number: ED341230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together for Literacy. A Guidebook for Local Language Literacy Programs.
Stringer, Mary D.; Faraclas, Nicholas G.
Designed to help communities in preliterate societies break the barrier of illiteracy, this book presents a simple basic foundation for literacy instruction that can be handled by local people with little experience. The book explains each step with great detail. The four chapters are as follows: (1) "Local Language Literacy and Developing Countries," with sections on how local programs, a multi-strategy method, and the community framework can help solve literacy problems; (2) "The Multi-Strategy Method and How to Use It," with sections on the ideas behind the method and both story and workbook tracks; (3) "The Community Framework and How to Use It," with a guide for local language coordinators (i.e., what to know to begin, organizing communities, training teachers, writing books, beginning classes, checking and testing) and a guide for experienced workers (beginning plan, organizing, and the training course); and (4) "The Local Language Literacy Program in Practice." Ten guides are presented for a story track, workbook track, writing stories, cutting stencils, silkscreen printing, workbook writing, story book writing, survey, silkscreen building, and alphabet. A word list and index are included. Also given are 11 lesson plans, 6 models (beginning plan model, price list model, roll book model, checking visit checklist, literacy certificate, and program teacher certificate), and 21 additional models that comprise nearly 60 pages of the book. (LB)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Program Development, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
Christian Books Melanesia Inc., P.O. Box 488, Wewak, Papua New Guinea ($8.02).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preliterate Societies