Expanding Notions of Literacy: Creative Commons Resources Cultivating 21st Century Literacies

dc.contributor.author Veldhoen, Karine
dc.contributor.author Crichton, Susan
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-30T07:12:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-30T07:12:26Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.description.abstract “Literacy liberates. Literate children become critical and creative thinkers, meaning makers, problem finders and problem solvers. Literate children become change-makers in an increasingly complex world,” (Veldhoen & Crichton, 2017). This paper shares the case study of Niteo Africa Society (http://www.niteoafrica.org/), an NGO and registered Canadian Charity working with in-country partners to establish literacy centers in East Africa and serving children and their families since 2008. As a support to improve school readiness and literacy, these centers offer reading materials freely to the community, specifically serving school-children, mothers, grandmothers, the disabled, and children unable to attend school. The overarching question guiding this paper is how can a reading culture be fostered when many adults in these challenging contexts do not understand literacy development and may not have held or shared a picture book with a child? // Paper ID 102 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3294
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-s a/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Literacy en_US
dc.subject Access en_US
dc.subject Community Learning en_US
dc.title Expanding Notions of Literacy: Creative Commons Resources Cultivating 21st Century Literacies en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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