Creating materials and access for African children to learn to read: The African storybook project
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Analyze why African child literacy has been systemically and institutionally stunted; how the African Storybook Project will provide the missing appropriate texts and the access to them that can support activists and educators working for equality in literacy in Africa; and create appropriate learning materials for first readers
Keyword(s): Community Education, Literacy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the originator of and the Literacy Consultant to the African Storybook Project, a large international early literacy effort based in Johannesburg South Africa, and I have worked on literacy efforts in many African nations since 1997 which have led to the creation of this new project. I have 34 years of teaching experience in public education in Boston as well.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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