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Title: Literacy SI(ilIs and Their Contributions towards Community Development: A Study on Rur~ 1 Community in Kiremu Woreda of East WoUega Zone
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Befekadu Zeleke (Ass!. Prof)
Temesgen, Oljira
Keywords: roles of literacy skills in developing community,
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The objectives of the study were to assess perception of literate farmers towards the roles of literacy skills in developing community, to see commitment of literate farmers to develop their community and to identifY challenges that hindered community development. The study employed a descriptive survey design so, quantitative data were used as major source and qualitative data for supporting. Literate and illiterate farmers were source of data and so did community leaders and chairman of the kebeles. Stratified sampling mechanism was used for literate farmers and multistage sampling for illiterate ones. Questionnaire, structured interview and semi-structured interview were used to gather data. Data were analyzed by ji-equency, percentage, mean values, independent samples t-test and one-way analysis o/variance. The result of the analysis revealed that literate farmers had positive perception on the contribution of literacy skills to economic growth, health improvement, social development but uncertain for environmental conservation. The result also showed that the perception of literate farmers changed positively as grade levels increased toward the contribution of literacy skills to develop community. Regarding commitment, literate farmers were devoted to improve health of community, to socialize community and to enhance educationa/matter of the community, yet not committed to conserve environment and to enhance economic mailer. Lack of jimctional literacy, lack of motivation, lack of participation and problems of corruption were major challenges which hampered community development. It was concluded that positive perception were held which helped literate farmers to be commilled to develop their community despite various challenges. To this end, it was recommended that community leaders, Woreda Education Office and nongovernmental organization need to look for the ways of developing community by redUCing challenges.
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