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ERIC Number: EJ778824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Literacies and Livelihood Strategies: Experience from Usulutan, El Salvador
Betts, Julia
International Journal of Educational Development, v23 n3 p291-298 May 2003
This paper discusses some of the ways in which "low participation" in a Central American adult literacy project, often attributed by planners to "barriers" to or "lack of motivation" for literacy, revealed through ethnographic fieldwork a complex story of resistance and co-option. People engaged with literacy and the discourses around it as part of their livelihood strategies and aspirations, in ways that often went unrecognized by planners and implementers. The discourse of "literacy as power" is critiqued by the voices of adults in this context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: El Salvador