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ERIC Number: ED239821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Writing for New Readers: A Book on Follow-Up Books. Workshop.
Bhola, H. S.
The monograph presents the writing of suitable "follow-up" books for new adult readers in developing countries in the dual context of lifelong learning and of support for development by communication. It presents writing for new readers from the perspectives of high level policy makers, reading materials specialists in ministries and directorates, producers of written material (directors of writers workshops, editors, illustrators, publishers, distributors), and the writers themselves. The monograph discusses the need for reading materials for new readers, explains a model of communication as part of development, and discusses implementing a national reading materials policy. It includes discussions of appropriate materials and discusses the style and writing process for both creative and expository writing. The monograph explains the role of illustrations, the role of the editor, and the problems of publishing and distributing the materials to new readers. The monograph explains various existing models for training new writers in workshop settings and notes the qualifications of a good workshop director. Finally, the book outlines a research agenda and describes other print media used in development support communication. A list of questions concludes each chapter. The book contains black and white illustrations. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Editing, Foreign Countries, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Illustrations, Lifelong Learning, Marketing, Models, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Publishing Industry, Reading Materials, Workshops, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).