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ERIC Number: ED412414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Enhancement in English in West Africa. Guidebook for the Production and Use of Real and Learner-Generated Materials.
Pemagbi, Joe; Rogers, Alan
This guide is designed for facilitators and planners of adult literacy programs in the various countries of Anglophone West Africa, where many individuals have learned literacy in their own community languages but have not developed the English literacy skills required to function effectively in public administration and employment facilities. The following topics are among those discussed in the guide's four chapters: meaningful literacy enhancement activities in West Africa and challenges in content, materials, methods and training (the who, why, what, and how of literacy in English and literacy enhancement programs); the "real literacies" approach to literacy versus the traditional approach; identification and use of real literacy materials (their advantages, disadvantages, intended audience, collection, and use in the classroom; methods of helping facilitators produce, identify, and use real literacy materials, and introduction of real literacy materials into the community); and production and use of learner-generated materials (their advantages, disadvantages, preparation, and use; methods of helping facilitators produce, identify, and use learner-generated literacy materials; and introduction of learner-generated literacy materials into the community). Tips and blank boxes for facilitators to use in developing literacy materials and planning their use are included throughout the guide. (MN)
Education for Development, Building 33, University of Reading, London Road, Reading RG1 5AQ, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: British Council, Accra (Sierra Leone).
Authoring Institution: Education for Development, Reading (England).
Identifiers - Location: Africa