ERIC Number: ED318277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Guide to Peace Corps Literacy Packet (Litpak).
Goodwin, Sarah Hall
The guide introduces literacy education volunteers to the contents and use of the Peace Corps' prepared information packet on native language literacy education (Litpak). Part 1, a guide to the packet, contains two chapters. The first chapter, an introduction to Litpak, outlines the materials' purpose, typical situations in which Peace Corps volunteers get involved in literacy work, methods and approaches for using Litpak contents, and ways of supplementing the handbook. The second chapter of this part looks at special issues in literacy: the role and adequacy of literacy in different situations; alternatives to literacy; literacy in multilingual situations; and choosing a teaching approach and methods for different situations. The second section of the guide addresses the use of various teaching methods. The first chapter of this section discusses the formulation of a situation-specific literacy curriculum. The second and third chapters focus on curricula for two methods: the language experience approach and a modified Freirean approach. For each of the approaches, the guide outlines goals and objectives, learning activities, and sample lesson plans. For the Freire curriculum, specific reading objectives, linguistic content, and semantic content are included. Appended materials include sample lessons from students' texts in the specific literacy and the modified Freire curricula. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.