The journey of an early literacy programme1

Jayaram, Keerti (2015) The journey of an early literacy programme1. Language and Language Teaching, 4 (1). pp. 26-31. ISSN 2277-307X

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The journey of the early literacy programme has unfolded through a sustained and intensive engagement inside classrooms and through engagement with children, teachers, parents and communities over a period of eight years. The approaches and classroom practices within the programme have evolved in organic ways, with new components replacing older ones as we gain fresh insights. We are inclined to view this process as a knowledge-building exercise with a focus on building the qualitative aspects of the programme. In this paper, I will focus on the continuing attempts of OELP (Organisation for Early Literacy Promotion), Delhi to translate theoretical ideas into classroom processes in ways that make them accessible to education practitioners and are practical to implement on a larger scale. The possibility of replication of OELP interventions has been an important concern and therefore we have attempted to align ourselves to the mainstream system, to the extent possible, so that future scaling up within the system continues to remain in the realm of feasibility.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jayaram, Keerti
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Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy programme, sustained and intensive engagement, OELP, interventions
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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