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IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS FOR THE POOR. The role of literacy. FOCUS ON THE LEARNER: Responding to 2 White Papers. Eliminating World Poverty: A challenge for the 21 st century (1997) Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor (2000). FOCUS ON THE LEARNER.

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Focus on the learner responding to 2 white papers
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER:Responding to 2 White Papers

  • Eliminating World Poverty: A challenge for the 21st century (1997)

  • Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor (2000)


Focus on the learner
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER

  • Inspired by Asia Conference on Literacy for Livelihoods (Kathmandu Dec. 2000)

  • Putting literacy in context in ways that poor people perceive to be relevant

  • Adopting a multi-dimensional, cross-sectoral approach to literacy


Focus on the learner1
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER

Literacy & Globalisation

Literacy or Literacies?


Focus on the learner literacy or literacies
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER: Literacy or literacies?

  • Economic literacy

  • Health literacy

  • Political literacy

  • Media literacy

  • Legal literacy

  • Map reading

  • Computer literacy


Focus on the learner key principles
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER:Key principles

  • Listening to the voices

  • Building on strengths

  • Shifting & dynamic lives & livelihoods

  • Improved targeting


Focus on the learner2
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER

  • Responding to demand

  • Listening to what people say they want

    -> A more embedded, locally owned view of projects & programmes

    -> A flexible approach re purpose and content (NotOne-size-fits-All)


Focus on the learner3
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER

  • Responding to demand

    -> One language? Dual language literacy?

    ->Different entry points, different ministries

    -> Significance of literacy in PRSPs


Focus on the learner challenges for dfid
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER:Challenges for DFID

  • Making sure that existing programmes seek to enhance the communication strategies that can transform poor people’s lives (eg

    Capacity Enhancement for Lifelong Literacy (CELL) in Egypt )

  • Avoiding blueprints or standardised approaches through programmes that are flexible & responsive (eg Support for GoI’s National Literacy Mission in 4 states, GoB’s Post Literacy & Continuing Education Project )


Focus on the learner the international challenge
FOCUS ON THE LEARNER:The International challenge

  • Working with UNESCO & ASPBAE to ensure that a coordinated approach to the MDGs is achieved through the literacy component of the PRSP

  • Identifying cost-effective approaches

  • Promoting communication strategies that respond to diversity

  • Finding better ways of measuring progress


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