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ERIC Number: ED340261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
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Literacy as a Social Process; Literacy as a Social Intervention.
Bhola, H. S.
ASBAE Courier, n47 p6-14 1989
Literacy is a social process. Each person constructs his or her own "literate identity" and each community constructs its own "literate culture." At times, this local and individual process is at odds with literacy development on a large scale, undertaken through social intervention. Such social intervention is counter-social in that by trying to accelerate change, it violates the basic social character of the literacy process at the individual and local levels. Literacy workers in local communities must reconcile national visions and objectives with local needs. They must ensure that intervention on behalf of literacy at higher levels (regional or national) reflects the reality of literacy development as a social process. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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