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    London (GMT 1:00)
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    Family literacy programmes in the Global South have tended to be modelled on US/UK approaches, underpinned by assumptions about nuclear families and promoting Western ‘schooled’ literacy. This webinar will present preliminary findings from the UKRI-funded research 'Family Literacy, Indigenous Learning and Sustainable Development Project' which set out to develop an alternative model of family literacy that could build on indigenous knowledge and everyday learning. Team members will share their ethnographic research on indigenous approaches to intergenerational learning and knowledge in Nepal, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Malawi, exploring literacy practices in relation to diverse livelihoods, religion, health, forestry and agriculture. The research aims to bring policymakers' and educators' attention to the disjunction between current mainstream approaches to adult/family literacy instruction and the ways in which adults and children learn in everyday life in order to enhance the contribution of education to sustainable development.

    This webinar is part of the Education and Development (EDU DEV) Public Seminar Series. The UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning and the School of International Development run a joint research seminar series in the Autumn and Spring semesters. The seminars are open to all staff and students and aim to address issues within the fields of education and international development, and comparative education. The seminar series moves online this year - offering the opportunity to engage with a broader international audience interested in learning about new research in this area and sharing in our discussions.
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