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ERIC Number: EJ1087866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Creating Comic Books in Nigeria: International Reflections on Literacy, Creativity, and Student Engagement
Bitz, Michael; Emejulu, Obiajulu
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n4 p431-441 Jan-Feb 2016
This article is an international reflection on literacy, creativity, and student engagement. The authors collaborated to help Nigerian youths and their teachers develop, design, and share original comic books. By leveraging student engagement for literacy learning, the authors highlighted the crucial role of creativity in the classroom. The Nigerian educators--some of whom had never before heard of comic books--became advocates of a new pathway to literacy. Their success is especially remarkable in the face of many adversities, including an unstable power supply, lack of resources, security concerns, and low wages for teachers. The perseverance of these educators is a testament to their passion for teaching and learning, and a lesson for everyone in the worldwide effort to promote literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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