Basic Literacy Teaching-Learning Material
Nirantar has published primary teaching learning materials for use by teachers/facilitators to teach women learning literacy and numeracy skills during the basic literacy phase. These primers have a grid which gives a detailed plan of the lessons, the competencies covered and the time required to cover each session in the lesson. There are also workbooks which accompany primers and have practice exercises based on the lessons in the primers.
A learning Package for Self Help Groups (SHG) in HIndi
Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Bachat Samuhon Me Shiksha Saksharta Ke Liye Bhasha Praveshika (for teachers/ facilitators)
This primer is for teachers, based on the 'word method', which has has proved to be an effective and empowering pedagogy for adult learners. The primer has a strong functional literacy component and enables learners to understand and use the bank pass book, fill in the application for work under NREGA, read the job card and so on.
Literacy Primer on Health (Hindi)
This health primer enables basic acquisition of literacy skills; it also deals with issues of health with a gender perspective. It includes basic information on health systems, health institutions and various government schemes etc, as well as an understanding of body and mind and their functioning. (Click here to read more about health primer).
Paden Jaane Apna Swasthya: Swasthya Shiksha Saksharta Praveshika Abhyas Pustika (for learners)
A workbook to help learners practice and provide facilitators/teachers a systematic, on-going means of assessment of what the women have learnt.
Numeracy Primer (Hindi)
Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Shiksha Saksharta Ke Liye Ganit Praveshika (for teachers/ facilitators)
This primer for teachers covers basic mathematical concepts (such as counting, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) in a systematic progression. It links these concepts to how numeracy is used in daily life in rural contexts, and highlight the links between numeracy and gender, caste, class and other social dimensions. (Click here to read more about Numeracy Primer).
Sang Padenge Saath Badenge: Mahilaon Ke Liye Ganit Ki Abhyas Pustika (for learners)
Learners' workbook on the same theme, with exercises and activities.