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ERIC Number: ED416308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Each One Teach One Project.
Uppal, Charu
The Each One Teach One (EOTO) literacy project undertaken by universities and colleges is one of five methods of conducting adult education programs in India. A basis for an understanding of EOTO is a definition of literacy--a person is considered literate if he or she has mastered accuracy and fluency in word recognition, comprehension of material read, and critical thinking. University students implement EOTO, but any literate person can volunteer. EOTO follows the Laubach methods of literacy. The characteristics of adult learning programs based on these methods are as follows: use of common sounds and phonetics to make the learning material more relevant to the learners; use of pictures to help in associated learning of the sounds and pictures; and association of the printed word with the common sound, picture, and its use in everyday life. Pamphlets, teaching aids, and flash cards have been designed. EOTO, suggested by Laubach, has been in use since the 1930s. It uses volunteers and requires no extra funds, once the basic materials are printed. This one-on-one teaching method allows a special bond to be built between tutor and student. Laubach recommends that teachers provide positive reinforcement of every little progress; speak and progress slowly; and never show disapproval or disappointment. The place of study varies to accommodate tutors and students. At the end of an academic year, a contact program is organized for all the neo-literates. Transportation is provided. (YLB)
Thirty-three selected papers from this conference are available on the "Literacy Online" Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India