ERIC Number: ED338203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Literacy Materials for Women in Rural Areas: Final Report of a Regional Workshop on the Preparation of Literacy Follow-Up Materials in Asia and the Pacific (7th, Kathmandu, Nepal, October 17-26, 1989).
Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.; Ministry of Education and Culture, Kathmandu (Nepal).
The main objective of the seventh regional workshop was to provide training experience to participants from Unesco member states in the development of instructional neo-literate materials and the expansion of participation in literacy activities to the needs of the rural people, particularly women. The final report begins with an account of the proceedings of the workshop, which was attended by 23 participants and observers representing 12 countries. Introductory materials include the proceedings, which present the objectives of the workshop together with its officers and orientation, outline the activities of the participants, and list the recommendations made by the participants for the Asian Cultural Center for Unesco (ACCU), member states, and Unesco. The first of four major sections contains group reports on a field survey which was conducted by the participants to determine the needs of women and girls in three villages, and reports on the preparation and field-testing of materials prepared by the three groups. Interview questions and the instructional materials developed by the groups--two booklets and a poster, two posters and a game, and flip charts, a slide kit, and a poster--are included in the reports with a profile of each participating village and a description of the field test. The second section contains the text of reports from Unesco and ACCU, together with country reports from China, Indonesia, India, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, and reports from resource people from Unesco, Nepal, and Thailand. The third section contains national follow-activity plans prepared by teams of participants in the workshop. The annex and appendix include general information, a schedule of the workshop, a list of participants, and the addresses given by various officials in the opening session. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.; Ministry of Education and Culture, Kathmandu (Nepal).