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How-to Guide: Integrated Community Literacy for Development

Presents a progressive methodology that puts the learner at the center of a process that not only improves literacy, but also raises participants’ self-awareness and develops cultural pride. The Integrated Community Literacy methodology is based in local experience, and is flexible to accommodate the various needs of adult learners. CRS Guatemala has found that more literate participants in community development initiatives see better outcomes.

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Letters 4
Introduction 6
Background 7
Section 1: Methodology 7
Integrated Community Literacy 8
Targeting and Mobilizing 9
Selecting Literacy Facilitators 10
Establishing the Training Session Schedule 11
Literacy Session Venue 12
Literacy Levels and Phases 13
Integrated Community Literacy Materials 15
Staff 17
Training Processes for Facilitators 18
Evaluation 19
Section 2: Community Literacy Linked to Development 19
Methodology Considerations 20
Techniques of the ILC Approach 23
Section 3: Lessons Learned in Guatemala 27
Process 27
Social Impact 28
Bilingual Education 29
Monitoring and Evaluation 29
Non-governmental and Government Organizations' Work 30
Useful Links 30
Testimonials From CRS/Guatemala's Literacy Program Participants 31

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