Reading for All in Africa: Building Communities Where Literacy Thrives

| May 4, 2011

Title: Reading for All in Africa :  Building Communities Where Literacy Thrives
Edited by: Arua E. Arua
Publisher: Newark, DE : International Reading Association, c2003
Check it out! LB1049.95 .P36 2003

From the publisher: In October 2001, the Reading Association of Nigeria and the International Reading Association’s International Development in Africa Committee hosted the 2nd Pan-African Conference on Reading. More than 300 educators met at the National Women in Development Centre, Abuja, Nigeria, for a conference organized around the theme “Reading for All: Building Communities Where Literacy Thrives.” The roster included educators from 14 African nations, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This collection of 40 papers selected from more than 150 conference presentations addresses the need to develop materials on best practices in African literacy education and offers a means for people interested in the development of literacy in Africa to share their ideas. Literacy workers, teachers, scholars, education officials, and nongovernmental organizations with an interest in literacy promotion in Africa will find this volume to be a valuable resource.

About the editor: Arua E. Arua was chair of the International Reading Association’s International Development in Africa Committee (2002-2003) and is a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.

On the web: Other books by Arua E. Arua