Teaching methods

How do you spell development? : a study of a literacy campaign in Ethiopia

Upphovspersoner: Sjöström, Margareta | Sjöström, Rolf
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1983
Ämnesord: Ethiopia, East Africa, Literacy, Literacy methods, Education, Adult education, Basic education, Education of women, Rural education, Teaching, Teaching methods, Reading, Development, Evaluation, Motivation, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The problem of illiteracy has been the object of many studies during recent decades. In Ethiopia, a country which reports one of the lowest literacy rates in Africa, the Yemissrach Dimts Literacy Campaign (YDLC) was started in 1962. Its activities were concentrated to rural areas and directed primarly towards adults. This study is an evaluation of the Campaign. The investigation was conducted between 1974-1976 with the purpose of describing and analysing Campaign activities, focusing on student achievement, the teaching process, and benefits experienced by participants of the Campaign. Another important objective was to consider the role of the Campaign within a wider socio-economic and political context.