This research focused on whether reading stories to children could gain acceptability and popularity as a post-literacy intervention within the neo-literates’ community. The research tried to gain a better understanding of how newly literate adults incorporate the ideas and practices of reading to children into a whole range of other post-literacy options and opportunities available.
The research found that the RfC intervention strengthened and consolidated the participant’s literacy skills and the implementation process facilitated their graduation into literacy skill users. These positive results have led to RfC being implemented in the post-literacy programs of some of the partner organizations.
Key recommendations include developing a fully appropriate book set for neo-literates and their children and directly tying post-literacy programs to adult basic literacy courses. This would enable the participants to continue developing their new skills without losing the momentum of the course or the companionship of the group.
Save the Children USA, Bangladesh Field Office. 31 pp.
Reading for Children. Action Research for a Post-Literacy Intervention