Covering a wide range of literacy topics, including literacy planning, programme implementation and literacy evaluation, the emphasis of this book is on literacy work at the grassroots. The theory and research come from rural and urban settings around the world and refer to literacy work with a variety of different learners.
Written for all kinds of literacy workers and organisations, the book is an accessible and practical guide to all areas of literacy work. The themes of each chapter are listed at the beginning of the chapter, and chapters and sub-sections are self-contained so that they can be read independently.
Professor Bhola is the author of numerous studies on adult literacy and has worked as a training and methodology specialist on the Experimental World Literacy Programme in Tanzania. He is currently a professor at the School of Education, Indiana University, USA.
1. Adult Literacy, Literacy Teachers and Literacy Work. 2. Many Faces of Literacy. 3. The Motivations of ~`Functional' Literacy. 4. Curriclulum Development and Program Development. 5. What Do We Know about the Teaching of Reading, Writing, Numeracy and Functional Skills? 6. Functional Literacy Materials for Teachers and Learners 7. Understanding Learners and their Communities. 8. Human Relations and the Dynamics of Teaching in Functional Literacy Groups. 9. The Work of a Literacy Teacher. 10. The Literacy Supervisor in Action. 11. A Literacy Project, Program or Campaign as a Total Literacy System. 12. Conclusions.