Practice and Research in Literacy / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- SAGE Publications
This book is an outcome of a dialogue among theoreticians and practitioners of literacy who came together at a national symposium on Literacy in Hyderabad. It provides a place for conflicting voices on literacy and education in India.
The volume is a collection of fifteen essays carrying a whole range of views on literacy and its practice in contemporary India and forms part of the on-going series Research in Applied Linguistics. The contributors include government officials, activists, NGO workers, representatives of women's organizations, university teachers and research scholars, this presenting a comprehensive view of the different issues related to literacy and literacy drives in India.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON LITERACY, SOCIETY, LANGUAGE AND EDUCATIONA Farce Called Literacy - Rama Kant AgnihotriLiteracy and Development - Brian V Street Challenges to the Dominant ParadigmTotal Literacy Campaigns - Sadhna Saxena Where Do We Go from Here?Language, Dialect and Literacy - Aditi MukherjeeUniversal Literacy and Oral Cultures - Lachman M Khubchandani Some DilemmasPART TWO: LITERACY PRACTICE: PEDAGOGY AND EVALUATIONNational Literacy Mission - Lakshmidhar Mishra Past, Present and FutureThe Kerala Experience in Mass Literacy - P K RavindranEvaluating the Social Impact of Literacy - D Vasanta, Sonya Gupta and P Devi Some Lessons from the Literacy Campaign in NelloreEvaluation of Total Literacy Campaigns - D Subba Rao and B S Vasudeva Rao The Andhra Pradesh ExperienceLiteracy and Empowerment - Girijana Deepika, Yakshi and Anthra An Experimental Account of Using REFLECT as an Innovative Approach to Adult Education in Andhra PradeshSome Personal Reflections on Literacy Issues - Rajesh SachdevaLiteracy Pedagogy - Sandip Bandyopadhyay The West Bengal ScenarioCulture-Specific Literacy Work - Ilina Sen The Chattisgarh ExperienceThe BGVS Experience in Mass Literacy - K K Krishna Kumar and S R SankaranLiteracy and Language Pedagogy - V Swarajya Lakshmi A Case Study of Mahaboobnagar District