Literacy in an emergent society: Papua New Guinea

Statement of Responsibility:
Ahai, Naihuwo
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Series Issue:
2005-002
Date:
2005
Publisher:
SIL International
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2005-002
Extent:
12 pages
Abstract:

This paper was presented at the International Literacy Year Colloquium in October 1990 in Washington, D.C. The paper provides a brief historical and geographic look at what is now Papua New Guinea. It then moves on to provide a glimpse at literacy education, both before and after nationhood in 1975. Linguistic diversity-more than eight hundred languages-and language use for education have been on-going issues. Preparing for nationhood fueled a change from community language programs to English-only education programs. Concurrently, there was a change from mission-driven education programs to government-sponsored education programs. Now, there is a government-supported movement to reinstate starting education in the languages of the community. Innovative ways of producing literature in the local languages is also presented.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Papua New Guinea
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Subject:
Literacy programs
Language policy
vernacular literacy
reading approaches
Papua New Guinea
multi-strategy Method
literacy initiatives
literacy education
Literacy Colloquium
integrated training
human development
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
7811
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