ERIC Number: ED318278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Press for Village Post-Literacy Literature.
Sam-Kpakra, Robert H.; And Others
Three articles concerning the development of the rural press in Africa as a means of communicating and promoting literacy are included in this collection of reprints. "The Rural Press, Effective Rural Communication Medium" by Robert H. Sam-Kpakra describes this medium of communication by and for people living in areas with little or no access to urban means of communication. The article discusses the basic principles of the rural press, the rationale for its development, step-by-step directions for using a silk-screen duplicator to produce a rural news bulletin, and suggestions for local management of the rural press. "Grassroot Communication at Village Level," by Charles T. Hein and Keith K. Kanyogonya, outlines the construction and operation of a silk-screen duplicator as used in Nigerian local newspaper production. "Case Study: Mimeographed Bilingual Village Newspaper," by Margaret D. Miller chronicles the history and operation of a rural Liberian newspaper produced in Looma, an African language, and eventually also partly in English. Details of solicitation of articles, layout and content, distribution, and finance are provided. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Liberia; Niger