I= AN INDEPTH STUDY OF THE ROLE OF NGOS IN LITERACY PROMOTION IN KATCHI ABADIES OF KARACHI
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Title of Thesis
AN INDEPTH STUDY OF THE ROLE OF NGOS IN LITERACY PROMOTION IN KATCHI ABADIES OF KARACHI

Author(s)
SUMERA ISHRAT
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Social Work/ University of Karachi, Karachi
Session
2008
Subject
Social Work
Number of Pages
240
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
literacy promotion, katchi abadies, ngo, saarc

Abstract
The overall purpose of this study was to make an indepth study of the literacy programme conducting by different NGOs in Katchi abadies (slum areas) of Karachi City. The dimensions of literacy programmes concerned in the study were their origin, development, objectives, literacy coordinator, learning facilitators, in-service refresher courses, learners, syllabus as will as practices, policies, problems and prospects of the concerned organizations.

The nature of this study was ‚€˜Exploratory‚€™ in which ‚€˜Survey‚€™ was used as the research strategy. Due to small number of NGOs working for literacy promotion therefore all of them and the concerned Representatives (literacy coordinators and learning Facilitators) were selected as the sample for this study whereas selection of Learners was made by ‚€˜Convenience Sampling‚€™ and the Experts were selected through ‚€˜Purposive Sampling.‚€™

A variety of research instruments was used for data collection including achievement tests, documentary analysis, interview schedules, observation, on the spot inspections and questionnaires. Afterwards, the collected data was presented through Frequency distribution and the hypotheses were tested by applying the Test of Independence (Chi-square test).

The results of this study showed that, these NGOs, undoubtedly playing a vital role in eradication of illiteracy from the Katchi Abadies of Karachi. But in the situation of high rural-urban migration uneven distribution of educational facilities, high trend of dropout in schools and the rapid establishment in slum areas has resulted in high rate of illiteracy, these existing NGOS have proven to be inadequate to cope up the issue.

The study made several recommendations including consider illiteracy as asocial issues and initiate programmes on war footing, assign the concern department (federal and provincial) to monitor the ongoing literacy programmes by the NGO's sector, restrict the issuance of all the national documents (ID cards, passport and license) to the literate citizens (at minimum level)

Previously the critical perspectives of this research were over looked, which were identified by respected External Examiner Ms. Parin Dossa in her evaluation report. Therefore, in the light of her recommendations the researcher once again critically study the report and included the following aspects in this revised version of the dissertation:

* ‚€œCritical Review of the Related Literature‚€Ě was stated in Chapter-2 ‚€˜Review of he Related Literature'. * ‚€œAnalysis of the Data‚€Ě was done separately after reviewing the findings of Literacy Coordinators and Learning Facilitators mentioned under the reading of Study-l 'The NGOs Representatives in Chapter 4 ‚€“‚€˜Findings of the Study‚€™. * ‚€œConcluding: Remarks‚€Ě were formulated based on the Conclusions in Chapter ‚€“ 5 ‚€œSummary, Conclusion) Discussion and Recommendations‚€Ě.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Background 1
  1.2 Purpose 3
  1.3 Scope 4
  1.4 Justification 4
  1.5 Hypotheses 5
  1.6 Definition of Key Terms 5
3 2 Review of Related Literature 7
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  2.1 Concept, Definition and Meaning 7
  2.2 History 8
  2.3 Rational of being Literate 10
  2.4 It‚€™s Nature 11
  2.5 The Global Perspective 12
  2.6 Scenario in South Asia 17
  2.7 Situation in SAARC Countries 18
  2.8 Critical Review of the related Literature 80
4 3 Methodology 88
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  3.1 Nature of Research 88
  3.2 Research Strategy 88
  3.3 Population 89
  3.4 Sampling 89
  3.5 Research Instruments 91
  3.6 Reliability and Validity of Research Instruments 93
  3.7 Procedure 94
  3.8 Plan of data Analysis 94
5 4 Findings of the Study 95
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  4.1 Study 1 : NGO‚€™s Representative 95
  4.2 Study 2 : The Learners 213
  4.3 Study 3 : The Experts 215
6 5 Summary, Conclusion, Discussion and Recommendations 218
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  5.1 Bibliography 234
  5.2 Glossary 239
  5.3 Appendices 239