Literacy

Literacy Through Oracy: The Rotary Foundation Litraid Project In Zimbabwe

Author: 
Louw, E. William
Date of publication: 
Fri, 1996-01-12

The Zimbabwe LITRAID Project is a video-led, university level course of instruction for
Zimbabwean teachers in the late Primary and early Secondary Schools throughout Zimbabwe. It is
taught by distance means, including the use of video equipped vehicles which travel throughout
the country. The course was developed jointly by the University of Zimbabwe in partnership with

Literacy and Cultural Thoughtfulness: The Power and Helplessness Within and Beyond Cultural Boundaries

Author: 
Fagan, William
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

Literacy cannot be separated from peoples' sociocultural contexts and from their self-conceptualizations within those
contexts. A person's literacy functioning will depend upon the role literacy plays in meeting one's goals and in the
resulting construction of one's self-image. Within context, not only written language, but the interaction between written

National Language Versus Native Language Literacy: Choices and Dilemmas in School Instruction Medium

Author: 
Baker, Victoria
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

While studies continue to show the advantages of educating children in their mother tongue---both for their later
acquisition and transference of reading skills to other languages, and for their total gain from educational input---the
mother tongue as medium of instruction still meets with resistance from many of the very participants who might profit

The Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs: A New Model for Evaluating the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs

Author: 
Mikulecky, L; Lloyd, P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Even though millions of dollars have been invested

in workplace literacy programs, few programs have

been evaluated well. Typically, evaluations have

relied on anecdotes, learner satisfaction

questionnaires, and standardized basic skills tests. An

effective evaluation, however, should consist of two

When Less is More: A Comparative Analysis for Placing Students in Adult Literacy Classes

Author: 
Venezky, R. L.; Bristow, P. S.; Sabatini, J. P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Ideally, adult literacy students should be placed at the

instructional level corresponding to their abilities.

But because abilities are seldom known from prior

instructional experience, a battery of tests is usually

administered. The most widely used such test is the

TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education), a normreferenced,

Supply and Demand for Literacy Instruction in the United States

Author: 
Venezky, R. L.; Wagner, D. A.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

instruction in the United States are complicated by

(a) changing demands for basic skills in the

workplace, (b) an increase in immigrants who have

limited command of English, (c) changing federal

welfare policies, and (d) limited awareness on the

part of those with low reading and writing ability

Literacy and Social Change: From a Women's Perspective Mi Shiknar: I Will Learn

Author: 
Samant, Ujwala
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The demand for literacy by women from the Bombay slums, the reasons for this event, and an analysis of

The Land of the Scribe and the Thumb Print: The Sociology and Politics of Literacy in Ethiopia

Author: 
Sineshaw, Tilahun
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The foci of this article are two-fold: The first is to provide a critical overview of the history of literacy in Ethiopia and the
second is to highlight the sociological, political, and historical contexts within which literacy evolved over the centuries.
Built-in these discussions is a tacit theoretical underpinning that views literacy as a construct which intersects

Literacy(ies), culture(s), and development(s): The ethnographic challenge

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Thu, 2004-04-01

Literacy studies, whether focused on children, youth, or adults, have been around for a long, long time. Comprehensive reviews of the field from both general and specific perspectives may be seen, for example, in the various volumes of the Handbook of Reading Research published since 1984.

Sharing ideas and language with illiterate women: A challenge for print feminism

Author: 
Miller, Stephanie
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

Further to the new knowledge regarding complex definitions of illiteracy, researchers have also begun to identify the
gendered nature of the literacy issue. Most statistics show that illiteracy is in fact, a gendered problem: twothirds of the
750 million nonliterate adults in the world are women ("Closing" 56). Within the North American context, though, there

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