Literacy and Social Progress

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Literacy and Social Progress

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Title: Literacy and Social Progress
Author: Awasthi, Jai Raj
Description: This literacy narrative is about the author’s experience of becoming literate and educated at a time when the Nepalese society was making some of the most important strides towards modernization and educational advancements. The author begins by describing what going to school was like in the 1950’s in remote western parts of Nepal, and along with his personal growth as a scholar and teacher he describes the advancements that his generation of scholars made in establishing and professionalizing English language education in the country. Overall, the personal anecdote reflects the social and educational aspect of the life then. Girls were not allowed to go to schools.
Date: 2010-08

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