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Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

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Assessment, Sumon Tuladhar Jan 1996

Assessment, Sumon Tuladhar

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

This manual outlines how to assess the progress of literacy learners in whole language literacy. Literacy teachers in Massachusetts developed many of the ideas and assessment tools in the manual, which have been adapted to encourage experimentation and use by literacy programs in developing countries.

Action Learning Manuals teach practitioners the theories and methods of community-based literacy education. The manuals are based on the assumption that literacy programs are most effective when local practitioners work closely with learners to create their own materials and curriculum. The Action Learning Manuals present basic concepts and guidelines to help practitioners analyze their own ...


Supervision & Facilitator Support, Mainus Sultan Jan 1996

Supervision & Facilitator Support, Mainus Sultan

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

A manual designed for organizations which employ facilitators in different sites and who need to provide them with ongoing supervision and support. The manual provides information and activities which are based on the author’s experience organizing and supervising literacy programs in Bangladesh.

The focus of this manual is to help you understand and implement an effective approach towards supervision and facilitator support. The manual provides a framework for exploring the principles of supervision and a series of activities to use in your program. Each activity is a step-by-step guide to help you collect information to design effective in-service training ...


Role Play, Mainus Sultan Jan 1996

Role Play, Mainus Sultan

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

A manual which introduces creative strategies for the use of role play to stimulate discussion, analysis and writing activities that are based on the daily lives of literacy learners. The information is based on the author’s experience working with literacy groups in Bangladesh and in the U.S.

The purpose of this manual is to help practitioners use role play as a tool for creating learner-generated activities in a literacy class, or in a facilitator training program. This manual provides a framework to help you understand the concept of role play and how it can be part of an ...


Producing Newsletters For New Literates, Mainus Sultan Jan 1996

Producing Newsletters For New Literates, Mainus Sultan

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

This manual provides detailed information on one method for creating local literacy materials. It is based on the author's experience producing newsletters and learner-generated materials in Bangladesh.

This manual is designed to help you create a newsletter with and for the new literates served by your literacy program. Step-by-step guidelines explain the process of publishing a newsletter including how to organize facilitators, learners and new literates to collect local news stories, how to edit, do a layout, and publish a local newsletter.

The manual is designed for literacy and nonformal education practitioners who want to provide graduates of their ...


Gender Perspectives In Literacy, Sushan Acharya, Joanie Cohen Jan 1996

Gender Perspectives In Literacy, Sushan Acharya, Joanie Cohen

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

A manual which explores how gender issues affect literacy programs and women’s and girls’ education. The information is based on the author’s work with women’s groups in Nepal and Latin America.

Literacy programs designed specifically with women in mind can provide women with the guidance and support necessary to help them gain self-confidence and self-dignity. With creativity and commitment, facilitators in literacy classes can expand their program beyond basic reading and writing skills, using activities that will help both men and women improve women's status in the community, their access to community resources, and their overall ...


Literacy & Learning In Families And Communities, Joan Dixon, Joanie Cohen Jan 1996

Literacy & Learning In Families And Communities, Joan Dixon, Joanie Cohen

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

This manual introduces practitioners to basic concepts and strategies for action research in their communities to identify local themes and develop culturally relevant literacy programs.

This Manual is designed for practitioners working in community-based organizations. The specific focus is literacy, but it is relevant for anyone involved in nonformal education, women and development, family and community health, early childhood education, community development, or other community and family-centered projects. It can also be adapted for programs that want to improve communication and understanding between families and organizations such as schools, health clinics or other service institutions.

The purpose of the manual ...


Whole Language: An Integrated Approach To Reading And Writing, Joan Dixon, Sumon Tuladhar Jan 1996

Whole Language: An Integrated Approach To Reading And Writing, Joan Dixon, Sumon Tuladhar

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

A manual which introduces the basic concepts for teaching reading and writing skills by creating literacy activities and learning materials in collaboration with learners. Portions of the manual were developed and tested with practitioners in Indonesia and Nepal.

The series offers the practitioner a wide variety of activities to choose from to meet the diverse needs of community literacy groups. The manuals are designed to complement each other, but can also be used independently. Two of the manuals, Whole Language: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing, and Literacy and Learning in Families and Communities, provide the core concepts for ...