Workplace literacy in Botswana: a critical analysis


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Author: Maruatona, Tonic

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UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE)


This chapter is part of the work undertaken during the two-year international urban literacies project that investigated the many uses of literacy in the urban environments of developing countries. The author examines workplace literacy activities in Botswana in order to highlight the achievements so far and challenges still to be addressed. A brief analysis of the socioeconomic situation of Botswana emphasises the unprecedented migration of illiterate people into urban areas over the past 20 years. Literacy is conceptualised and the activities of the Botswana National Literacy Programme...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Literacy; Employment; Demographics; Teaching and learning; Economics; Culture and society

Keywords: Case study; Illiteracy; Workplace; Urban; Educational program; Economic development; Social development

Geographic subjects: Africa; Botswana

Published: Hamburg, Germany: UIE, 2005

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Pages: pp. 235-252

Date: 2002

Place: New Delhi, India

ISBN: 9282011453

Statement of responsibility: Tonic Maruatona

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 83.67

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