This manual is a step by step guide for training mother tongue speakers of non-dominant languages to develop curriculum and materials for a mother tongue based education program in their community. It has been used in workshops in Thailand with language groups interested in establishing Early Child Care and Education Centers for educating their pre-school and kindergarten children in the mother tongue, and preparing them for attending a primary school in the national language. Although this manual was written with pre-school and kindergarten age children in mind, it can be adapted for other age groups as well.
For a copy of the manual, click on the link below:
Manual for Training Community Literacy Workers: This manual is designed as a resource for training mother tongue speakers of non-dominant languages to develop community-based literacy programs. The program is designed to meet the needs of communities with few educational resources, or communities who are beginning to use written language for mother tongue education. The manual includes lesson plans for seven workshops:
1. Literacy Program Planning: Elements of a Sustainable Community Program
2. Writer’s Workshop: Becoming an Effective Story Writer
3. Primer Development Workshop
4. Teacher Training: Teaching Primer-Level Literacy Classes
5. Intermediate Writing Skills and Materials Production
6. Managing Your Literacy Program
7. Training Others
This workshop program trains learners to develop the materials and program structure for the first stages of a literacy program.
The two files for posting (Manual + Learner Handouts) are available to download here:
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