Category

Literacy

ChildrenLiteracy

Bloom Bible Story Books

Let's Grow a Library
Bloom makes it easy to create simple books and translate them into multiple languages. Bloom makes it possible for many people to be involved in building a large collection of local language books. It was designed with new computer users…
Richard
April 21, 2021
Bible TranslationLiteracyOrality

Translation, Literacy and Orality

Reflections from the domain of Bible translation
Dick Kroneman (2017)
"The current emphasis on oral approaches to scripture engagement is, generally speaking, a laudable development. Since oral communication is indeed the primary means of communication for many people in the South, it is indeed natural and important to recognize the…
Richard
October 9, 2018
LiteracyResearch

Impact Assessment Report

Results of a study, surveying nearly 5,500 people in Burkina Faso and Cameroon
Béatrice Konfe-Tiendrebeogo (ANTBA, Burkina Faso), Julious Ngum Kimbung (CABTAL, Cameroon), Martin Engeler (OneBook, Canada) (2014)
This study was undertaken by a small team of Africans and Canadians to measure the impacts of translated Scriptures, literacy and Scripture engagement programs on marginalized minority language communities, to discern whether certain hypotheses are true and to better understand…
Richard
May 12, 2016
LiteracyOrality

Is Hearing Enough?

Literacy and the Great Commandments
Don Edwards (2010)
"Social activity is our responsibility in the discipling process. Once a person has responded to the love of Christ, we are to help them grow up in their faith. Setting them free from the chains of sin and yet not…
Richard
February 7, 2012
LiteracyMusic and Worship

Music: a bridge to literacy

Mary E Saurman (1993)
"Learning takes place when the activity is (1) receptor-oriented, (2) context-oriented, (3) repetitive, and (4) participatory… Indigenous music embraces all four of these learning components. Not only are the words in the people’s spoken language, but the music is also…
Richard
May 13, 2010