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dc.contributor.authorMakenzi, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorOngus, Raymond Wafula
dc.contributor.authorNyamboga, Constantine Matoke
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T11:02:54Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T11:02:54Z
dc.date.issued2003-09
dc.identifier.issn0972-2467
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.mkurwanda.ac.rw/handle/123456789/3852
dc.description.abstractThe Reading Tent Project (RTP) was instituted in November 1999 as an outreach programme of the Research and Extension Division at Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya. The project, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, aims at promoting a lifetime reading culture and improving pupils' reading skills. A control group of 1561 pupils currently in classes 4 and 5 from ten selected rural primary schools within Njoro Division was closely monitored for three consecutive years. R. T.P events involved teaching elementary reading skills interspersed with educational games, modelling, drawing and painting. The project supplemented reading activities with introduction to information technology (IT) involving computers with associated accessories, assorted educational CD-ROM "talking books ", email and the Internet. Through guided exploratory sessions, improvement in the reading habits of the pupils was manifested. Moreover, through the project, some pupils established electronic links to friends abroad to share scarce educational resources. This paper exemplifies a case that developing countries can use to prepare their young citizens for an information-intensive future, thus bridging the digital divide.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSRELS Journal of Information Managementen_US
dc.subjectReading Tent Projecten_US
dc.subjectEgerton Universityen_US
dc.subjectElementary reading skillsen_US
dc.subjectInformation technology skillsen_US
dc.subjectComputers and leisure readingen_US
dc.subjectRural primary schoolsen_US
dc.subjectNjoro Division, Kenyaen_US
dc.titleNurturing Readership Skills in the Digital Age: Contributions of the Reading Tent Project in Njoro, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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