ERIC Number: ED418218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Community Learning Approach (CLA) for Literacy Promotion of Women in the Fishing Villages of Region I (Philippines).
After an analysis of 1990 Philippines National Statistics Office data showed a high incidence of illiteracy among women in the fishing villages, a project, Community Learning Approach (CLA), was developed to raise the literacy level. It was designed as an alternative delivery system of educating women in 24 villages for functional literacy and organizing themselves for empowerment to undertake livelihood projects to augment their income. Components were the following: assessment of the clientele on their socioeconomic status; development and translation of literacy instructional materials; recruitment and training of functional literacy facilitators; organization and conduct of functional literacy classes; livelihood skills training; organization for community development; and monitoring and evaluation. Assessment of clientele showed that more than one-half were housekeepers and fish vendors living in extreme poverty. Advocacy and social mobilization were done with active involvement and assistance of local government and other agencies. Content of literacy classes included health and sanitation, family life, child care, nutrition and food preparation, and food production. Community learning centers where classes were conducted were set up. Almost one-half of project graduates had their own livelihood projects, such as dressmaking, bag making, snack preparation, and buying and selling. (Seven data tables are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Education, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Education, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Program Development, Tables (Data), Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Manila (Philippines).
Note: Paper presented at the Asia Literacy Regional Forum (Manila, Philippines, May 5-9, 1997).