A Non-Formal Experimental Study to Accelerate the Literacy Among the Workshop Workers Through “Workshop Workers’ Literacy School”

Muhammad Akhtar, Hafiz Muhammad Ather Khan & Sher Muhammad


The objectives of this study were to literate the workshop workers through the literacy project “Workshop Workers’ Literacy School”, and find out the appropriate teaching strategy to literate the workshop workers via workshop workers’ literacy school. All the illiterate WWs of Bahawalpur city were the target population. A sample of 60 illiterate WWs was selected through purposive sampling technique. It was a quasi-experimental research design. Two experimental groups I, II were formed and each group consist of 30 WWs. Group I was taught for five days a week with 40 minutes of session while group II was treated twice a week with 100 minutes of a session. Teacher-made test was used as pre-test and post-test instrument. One sample t-test was used to compare the mean score of post-test with its pre-test mean score (tested value). After analysis, the results reveal that post-test mean score of group one was higher than mean score of group two. So, it was concluded that group I perform better in literacy skills in comparison of group II. On the basis of results, the study suggests that government may implement the literacy project “WWLS” to overcome the issue of literacy rate and to accomplish their literacy commitment goals.

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