LEARNING AND TEACHING SPACE
1. Videos about gender and literacy in French
French-language videos concerning female youth literacy in sub-Saharan Africa can be found below. These videos can be compared with those in the second set in English. Those adopting the formats of a TV report or a fund-raising advert, raise a number of questions about the overly simplified mode of address and lack of critical engagement with the causes of female illiteracy.
2. Videos about gender and literacy in English
It is noticeable that the two English language videos treat the continent’s illiteracy levels without considering the linguistic differences between African countries. Views such as these that pay too little attention to the local political and cultural environment are not endorsed by the project director and team. The videos provide a starting point for critical engagement and discussion by students on the challenges facing those working for improving educational opportunities for all.