Role of Community Leaders in Efforts to Preserve Literacy Tradition
Alim Harun Pamungkas
Alim Harun Pamungkas
Available Online September 2017.
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- Informal community leader, literacy
- Literacy is one of human life needs that cannot be avoided. Literacy needs to be created by society as a new norm in the society. The aim of a literacy program is to change individuals and their social behaviors which do not care to become members of a society who care not only about their individual skills in literacy such as reading, writing and counting, but also about change which their society needs. Literacy learning is done formally by the government through schools, non formal education centers, such as PKBMs, TBMs, and other formal institutions, and undertaken informally by communities through family education. Literacy learning program is supposed to be conducted by society continuously and sustainably to keep their literacy skills. Familiarizing literacy in daily activities is an important part of the development of literacy culture. The growth of literacy culture can be accelerated through the active involvement of formal or informal community leaders in a society. Leadership of community leaders is the main determinant of successful literacy learning in the community. Community leaders easily use their influence to change people's behavior from illiterate to literate. It is an important thing for the informal leaders to understand about their core competence as leaders in communication skills with society for positively influencing their people's mind, will, and act for using the literacy knowledge and skills in daily activities.
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TY - CONF AU - Alim Harun Pamungkas PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Role of Community Leaders in Efforts to Preserve Literacy Tradition BT - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers (ICSET 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 13 EP - 16 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icset-17.2017.3 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icset-17.2017.3 ID - Pamungkas2017/09 ER -