Fri. Feb 26th, 2021

FAMILY LITERACY AS A TOOL FOR ENSURING GOOD GOVERNANCE AT THE GRASSROOTS IN NIGERIA
Stella lfeyinwa Odiaka
Department of Adult Education. University of lbadan, lbadan. Oyo State. Nigeria

Abstract
Family and intergenerational learning is an ageā€”old phenomenon which has had immense impart on Nigerian families. This impact has either been negative or positive depending on the level of learning in respective families. Various families have adhered to patterns and traditions of ensuring that their members get acquainted with the learning that can make them functional in society. These patterns constitute the family literacy tradition. This paper
focuses on how family literacy can help to create political and communal awareness. the different avenues that communities can be explored to achieve such literacy and the benefits that communities stand to achieve through family literacy. It starts by looking at the problems associated with the average Nigerian family characterized by low level of literacy. It looks at the effect of low literacy on children and suggests guidelines and resources that can enhance family literacy with a view to influencing followership and good governance especially at the grassroot.

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