THE IMPACT OF SOCIO-POLITICAL CHANGES ON THE OUTCOMES OF A CABTAL MOTHER TONGUE-BASED LITERACY PROGRAMME: CASE OF THE NORTH WEST OF CAMEROON

Keyeh Emmanuel Lufang FINAL thesis
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Approaching the literacy programme from humanistic and constructivist perspectives, which pay particular attention to the human and social needs created in the learning environment of individuals, and using a case study and an ongoing action research, (McNiff, 2016; Stringer, 2014) this dissertation investigated and analysed an existing literacy programme in the Babanki, Mankon, Nkwen, and Weh communities of the Northwest Region of Cameroon and explored the impact of the Socio-political changes on the outcomes of the mother tongue literacy programme that is operating in these communities. The research used a sample of 100 participants; literacy learners, literacy teachers and literacy programme facilitators who were interviewed individually and through focused groups. The research sought to answer three questions.

  1. What are some results that have come about in the mother tongue literacy programme because of the socio-political changes?
  2. What modifications should be made in the mother tongue literacy programme to accommodate the current results?
  3. What are the implications of these modifications on the future of the mother tongue literacy programme?

Although many people desired to learn how to read and write, they also have daily realities that confront them, inhibiting their progress and limiting their opportunities for study. The greatest motivation for overcoming these challenges comes from an understanding of how literacy will help them to achieve their desired purposes (Alsawaier, 2018; Ross, Perkins, & Bodey, 2016). In the Babanki, Mankon, Nkwen, and Weh contexts, the socio-political changes of the Northwest and Southwest Regions has greatly impacted the mother tongue literacy programme and based on the results obtained, this dissertation foregrounds and emphasises the need for a better understanding of such impact which will help to inform the design of a more appropriate literacy model for the Babanki, Mankon, Nkwen, Weh and other people in similar contexts.


Item Type:
Doctoral
Subjects:
Education
Divisions:
SOCIO-POLITICAL CHANGES, CABTAL, MOTHER TONGUE, CAMEROON
Depositing User:
Keyeh Emmanuel Lufang
Date Deposited:
15 December 2023 11:58