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ERIC Number: ED065776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 77
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Functional-Literacy: A Method of Vocational Training for Farmers-Workers: International Literacy Day, 1972.
Nasution, Amir H.
The purpose of this booklet is to show the role and importance of work-oriented literacy for development, that it is a way of training to adapt techno-vocational and socioeconomic requirements of development. Work-oriented literacy is geared to the felt needs and interests of selected vocational groups--farmers, factory workers, small traders, drivers, etc. This concept teaches literacy abilities (reading, writing, and arithmetic), technical knowledge, vocational skills, and related socioeconomic subjects and problems to be solved. Such a program should be more attractive and useful to adult learners and lead to improved working efficiency and productivity and attitude changes. This booklet also indicates how existing training activities can be enriched or new ones organized without placing too heavy a burden on sponsors, organizers, and learners. In a broader sense, it suggests that literacy campaigns should be integrated with development programs, in most of which farmers and workers play an important role. All means and resources should be employed--functional mass literacy campaigns and selective work-oriented literacy--if illiteracy and ignorance are to be eradicated. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Ibadan Univ. (Nigeria). Inst. of African Adult Education.