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Creating cycles of writing and reading in a resource-poor school community in Kenya: Could one literacy event lead to ongoing literacy practices?
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 33, Number 3, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Strong correlations between high levels of poverty and low education outcomes have prompted interventions aimed at raising literacy levels in communities characterised by poverty within Kenya, as in other countries. However, interventions aimed at improving literacy only in the languages of instruction (LOI) may not be the best option for students who speak mother tongues (MT) different from the school's LOI. The Capability Approach framework is used to examine the potential of parent-produced MT materials to be low-cost entry points into early-grade literacy for one resource-poor Kenyan school. It demonstrates that factors related to poverty strongly impact that potential.

Citation

Graham, B. (2013). Creating cycles of writing and reading in a resource-poor school community in Kenya: Could one literacy event lead to ongoing literacy practices?. International Journal of Educational Development, 33(3), 294-301. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2012.09.012

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