ERIC Number: ED478122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reading for All in Africa: Building Communities Where Literacy Thrives.
Arua, Arua E., Ed.
This collection of more than 40 papers was selected from more than 150 presentations at the 2nd Pan-African Conference on Reading sponsored by the Reading Association of Nigeria and the International Reading Association's International Development in Africa Committee. The collection is divided into seven sections. Under Section 1--Towards Building Literate Communities in Africa--is the following paper: "Towards a Reading Society" (Pai Obanya). Under Section 2--Promoting a Culture of Reading: General Issues--are these papers: "Destroying the Reading Culture-A Way Backwards: A Beginner's Guide to Millennial Ignorance" (Tony Marinho); "Concept of the Children's Reading Tent as Practised in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe" (Agrena Mushonga); "Portable Libraries as Vehicles for Literacy Development: A Library Service to Pupils and Prisoners in Nigeria" (Virgina W. Dike); "Mobilising Local Resources for Reading Promotion" (Miriam Bamhare); "What Are Students in Botswana's High Schools Reading?" (Arua E. Arua and Mary Lederer); "Cultivating a Reading Culture in a High School in Swaziland" (Virginia Thontea Dlamini); "Family Basic Education in Uganda" (Simon Kisira); "Developing and Promoting Lifetime Reading Habits in Kenya: The Reading Tent Project and Njoro Reading Facility" (Margaret Makenzi); "Masifunde Sonke: Building a Nation of Readers in South Africa" (Mandla Maseko and Beulah Thumbadoo); "Reviving a Culture of Teaching and Learning through Parents and Schools Learning Clubs" (Letta Mashishi). Under Section 3--Promoting a Reading Culture: Book Development--are these papers: "Multipronged Approach to Promoting a Reading Culture: The East African Experience" (James Tumusiime); "Promoting a Reading Culture" (Pilli Dumea); "Association for Creative Teaching as an Agent for Book Development in Cameroon" (Patrick Mbunwe Samba; Mike Nwana; N.M. Tangu; Semuyeh Nyugab); "Demystifying Science for Children through Reading: The ELSSA Approach" (Sam T. Bajah); "Girls and Literacy: Gend
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Literacy, Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Location: Africa