Letters Home (2001)

The letters in this booklet describe life, literacy and community development in the new South Africa.

Betsy Alkenbrack, a Canadian literacy practitioner, moved to South Africa eleven years ago at a time when that country, as Betsy puts it, was just waking up from the nightmare of apartheid. The letters in this booklet describe life, literacy and community development in the new South Africa. The letters were written over the period of a year and sent electronically to literacy practitioners on e-northwest, a literacy electronic network and conferencing service for the western provinces and the territories.
The letters feature rich stories and descriptions of literacy work and learners' lives in diverse settings in Southern Africa. These include rural villages, a women's prison in Johannesburg, workplace literacy in the mines surrounding Johannesburg, English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in Soweto, and community development initiatives in Lesotho. The letters also touch on literacy materials, national standards for literacy, teacher certification and program evaluation. They are wonderful, informative letters to a wider audience through their publication in this booklet.

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2002-05-02
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Betsy Alkenbrack. Letters Home 2001. Web. 30 Sep. 2020 <http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/pub/lethome/Let-home.pdf>
Betsy Alkenbrack (2001). Letters Home. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/pub/lethome/Let-home.pdf
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