TITLE

A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF LITERACY PRACTICE IN BOTSWANA

AUTHOR(S)
Maruatona, Tonic
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Adult Basic Education;Summer2002, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This theoretical essay demonstrates that the limits of adult literacy in Botswana can be attributed to its centralized nature and the fact that teachers and learners are not involved in the selection of both language and texts of instruction. It uses findings of case studies, which indicate the program's failure to meet stated objectives and employs critical education theory to justify a conceptual shift from conventional to a transformative program. The article suggests actively involving learners in program planning, the use of mother-tongue languages, and teacher involvement in the generation or selection of instructional materials in order to implement transformative literacy.
ACCESSION #
7512527

 

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