ERIC Number: ED383852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Source Book for Literacy Work. Perspective from the Grassroots.
Bhola, H. S.
This book, which is intended as a practical guide to functional literacy at the grassroots level, addresses a range of issues encountered by literacy workers when mobilizing, planning, teaching, supervising, and evaluating adult literacy programs. The following topics are discussed: adult literacy, literacy teachers, and literacy work; the many faces of literacy; the motivations of functional literacy; curriculum development and program development; existing information about the teaching of reading, writing, numeracy, and functional skills; functional literacy materials for teachers and learners; understanding learners and their communities; human relations and the dynamics of teaching functional literacy groups; the work of a literacy teacher; the literacy supervisor in action; and literacy projects, programs, and campaigns as a total literacy system. Topics are covered primarily from the perspective of the field worker; however, the perspectives of literacy supervisors, literacy organizers, and literacy specialists are also presented both directly and indirectly at different points throughout the book. The bibliography lists 17 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Human Relations, International Educational Exchange, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Needs, Systems Approach, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: German Foundation for International Development (DSE), Bonn (Germany).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).