ERIC Number: ED359818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering Adults through Literacy Education in South Africa: Activities at the University of Natal at Pietermaritzburg.
Van Heerden, Gwyneth; And Others
NU Focus, v2 n3 p29-37 Win 1991
Five brief articles from a journal published by the Public Affairs Department of the University of Natal, South Africa, discuss issues related to empowering adults through literacy education in that country. "Meeting Needs" (Gwyneth van Heerden) describes the extent and nature of adult illiteracy in South Africa and the activities of the literacy support service of the Center for Adult Education at the University of Natal. "Read for Life" (Tania Spencer) describes a course aimed at teaching adults how to read and write in Zulu using the learning/experience method. "A Leg to Stand On" (Vis Naidoo) presents the Learn with Echo project, which provides distance basic adult educational material for a black undereducated readership. "Meeting Needs" (Vis Naidoo) describes the goals and philosophy of the Center for Adult Education's Community Development Education and Training Programme. "Off the Shelf" (Tania Spencer) describes a special library established by the University of Natal's Department of Information Studies and Natal Society Library, which is designed to facilitate community and individual empowerment. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LET)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, African Languages, Blacks, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Public Affairs Department, University of Natal, P.O. Box 375, Pietermaritzburg 3200, South Africa.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa