Tuesday, September 13, 2011

“Learners acquire a range of everyday life skills necessary to live effectively”

SEVAI SHG women in Literacy congregation
Dr.K.Govindaraju, Chairman South Zone Board of Continuing Education in his presidential address of world literacy day held in SEVAI Kalanjium said, “In many of its current programs in the globe, World Education takes lessons learned from non-formal and out-of-school education programs and applies them to formal education activities to improve the quality and relevance of education. Experiential learning is replacing rote learning methods. Learning is taking place outside the traditional classroom. World Education's life skills education approach makes curricula more relevant to the needs of neoliterates, whose grasp of material increases dramatically as it is directly linked to their everyday lives. Learners acquire a range of everyday life skills necessary to live effectively in society, including: critical thinking, decision making, social skills, and civic participation. They also learn more specific technical and occupational-specific skills including how to set up and run small businesses or how to make use of sustainable agriculture methods. Some out-of-school, or non-formal, programs serve as a bridge to the formal school system allowing students to enroll in the formal school system at age-appropriate levels. World Education is also building new alliances between communities, employers, teachers, and learners to ensure students leave with the skills and resources they need for productive employment. In India and elsewhere, the link between low Women Literacy and poor health has been well established. World Education has been at the forefront of equipping low literacy adults with the vital health information through innovative programs that combine literacy with health World Education has found that introducing knowledge and strategies for good health into literacy programs is an effective method of reaching those most at risk for poor health and other damaging consequences of poverty. World Education develops adapts and disseminates health curricula and student materials for adults with basic literacy and language skills, designs and implements teacher and program professional development programs, develops leadership among practitioners and learners, and advocates for public awareness and policy changes to emphasis the powerful connections between low-literacy, poverty and poor health outcome”.-Govin

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