n Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa - Literacy for development? A community library project in Uganda

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-5986



Extracted from text ... 142 Literacy for development? A community library project in Uganda Kate Parry Hunter College, City University of New York kateparry@earthlink.net INTRODUCTION The notions of literacy and development are frequently bracketed together in discourse about the problems of world poverty. Both are seen as desiderata, and it is generally assumed that there is a causal relationship between them: that literacy is not only an indicator of, but also a precondition for, development. This relationship, however, is highly problematic, not only because literacy cannot be disentangled from other factors (see Street 1984) but also because the terms themselves are highly contentious. To ..

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