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Title:Publishing in Kiswahili and indigenous languages for enhanced adult literacy in Kenya
Author:Oyori Ogechi, NathanISNI
Periodical:Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere: Schriftenreihe des Kölner Instituts für Afrikanistik
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:adult education
African languages
languages of instruction
Swahili language
Abstract:This paper argues for the preparation of reading materials in Kiswahili and other African languages in order to enhance adult education in Kenya. Adult education clientele are defined as those aged over 15 who were either never enrolled in primary schools or dropped out before completing, or who 'graduated' and currently participate in community extension services. Cognisance of mother tongues as the best languages to begin basic literacy is taken. However, since the literacy so acquired should be useful to the individual both at the local and national level, one needs Kiswahili for wider communication. Therefore, reading materials, especially for post literacy and adult literacy teacher training should be in Kiswahili. Bibliogr., note, sum. (Also published in: African Research and Documentation, no. 88 (2001), p. 19-34.)