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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 22 REFLECT on a large scale: challenges and prospects

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 22 REFLECT on a large scale: challenges and prospects Salifu Mogre and Julie Adu Gyamfi Introduction Another factor which has undermined large scale attempts at literacy programming is the There appear to have been many successful top-down nature of national systems. On a examples of literacy programmes on a large large scale, it has seemed necessary to scale so why make the change to REFLECT? standardise everything; from teaching-learning There are a number of issues involved in this materials to the training of facilitators, in order change which go to the heart of adult literacy to offer a programme on an efficient and debates over the past thirty years. The success equitable basis. The effect of this of many programmes has centred on the standardisation is that there is little room for acquisition of reading and writing skills on an cultural diversity or local people's individual basis; the 3Rs (Reading, wRiting participation in, or ownership of, the process. and aRithmatic) are not related to real life use - either for the individual or to the society in Literacy from a development which they live. Furthermore development perspective objectives are often not met satisfactorily, particularly ...

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