Sumon Tuladhar

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These manuals were made possible through the support from the University Development Linkages Project, Global Bureau, Human Capacity Development Center, U.S. Agency for international Development under the terms of Cooperative Agreement No. DAN-5063-A-00-1108-00.


This manual outlines how to assess the progress of literacy learners in whole language literacy. Literacy teachers in Massachusetts developed many of the ideas and assessment tools in the manual, which have been adapted to encourage experimentation and use by literacy programs in developing countries.

Action Learning Manuals teach practitioners the theories and methods of community-based literacy education. The manuals are based on the assumption that literacy programs are most effective when local practitioners work closely with learners to create their own materials and curriculum. The Action Learning Manuals present basic concepts and guidelines to help practitioners analyze their own situations and design appropriate materials and learning activities.

This manual is designed for facilitators, supervisors and trainers of literacy activities. The manual guides the facilitator in making and using assessment tools with their own classes. Supervisors and trainers can use this manual to provide in-service training to facilitators. Learners are critical to the action learning process. Learner input gained through interviews is used in the design and assessment of tools.

This manual describes many ways to do learner assessment as well as the role assessment plays in the teaching learning process. The manual guides you through the sequence of examining the concepts of assessment, reflecting upon your experiences and then putting into practice what you have learned.

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Literacy Linkage Series Manual