ERIC Number: ED044596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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A Preliminary Report on Literacy Training, Savings Clubs and Development in Seki Tribal Trust Land.
Smith, G. A.
In Seki Tribal Trust Land in Rhodesia, during June and July, 1970, full-time literacy courses attended by 65 participants were held for members of three savings clubs. The first objective was to replicate the literacy teaching developed for the Chiduku literacy project (see AC 008 361), which included teaching the Shona primer and then teaching how to keep farm or household records. The second objective was to evaluate more precisely the relationship between literacy and subsequent development. The follow-on program has so far concentrated on literacy continuation classes together with women's club meetings and an agricultural project to improve maize yields. Two field workers were provided for 12 months by the National Council of the Credit Union Movement. It was found that an initial literacy level of 3 is necessary if the primer is to be completed in six weeks. It is advantageous to work with local organizations. Provisions of appropriate follow-on programs for adults who have an incomplete primary schooling might considerably reduce functional illiteracy in the Tribal Trust Lands. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian School Library Association.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Rhodesia