Building a Culture for Reading in the Libraries of Africa A workshop by Marlene Asselin, PhD and Ray Doiron, PhD 6 th Pan African Reading Conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania August, 2009 University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Outline Workshop Welcome – Introductions Overview - Creating a culture for reading. Principles & Practices Challenges Activity One – Your Examples Activity Two – Synthesizing the Principles Activity Three – Community/Individual Action Plans Wrap-up
University of British Columbia We begin any literacy program by … Telling stories and Reading Aloud.
University of British Columbia What do oral storytelling and reading aloud do for us in terms of developing literacy and creating a love for reading? (jot down your ideas….)
They model how reading works.
They help develop the framework for narratives.
They develop language and vocabulary.
They spark conversation.
They build understanding and comprehension.
They include us in shared cultural experience.
They build community.
University of British Columbia Building a Culture for Reading (Literacy) What do we know about cultures where reading flourishes? What are the lessons we can take from these cultures?