A woman Post-Literacy Experience: Challenges and Impact

Abstract : The study enables the subject to have ownership of her own experience of a post-literacy intervention in a Moroccan context where illiteracy rates are still dismally high and where the rural population and women are the most affected. The approach has allowed the investigation to provide deep insight and a vivid holistic picture of an eager learner who has a sharp awareness of her needs and who wants to acquire literacy to understand the world surrounding her and be autonomous, far from the stereotypical image of the "low-literate and ignorant person", interested only in daily life matters. The subject has managed to clearly express her aspirations, struggles, successes, challenges and indirectly show the interdependence of the factors involved. Likewise, she has expressed her emotional link with Modern Standard Arabic and her preference for it, rather than the vernacular, as the language of literacy and the lingua franca with a wider world than the Moroccan restricted context. The study has also revealed the liberating role of using ICTS for general purposes and the usefulness of relying on a critical schematic-interactive approach to reading comprehension. Nonetheless, the flawless fluency achieved in reading the Quran has been indicated not to transfer to other general texts. Further research is required to explain the non-correspondence between fluency and reading comprehension in Arabic and the fitting reading instruction models. Likewise, multidisciplinary independent academic teams working simultaneously would contribute to confronting the issue of illiteracy and empowering men and women to take charge of their own lives.
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Najia Abdallaoui Maan. A woman Post-Literacy Experience: Challenges and Impact. 2019. ⟨hal-02282345⟩

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