Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Technology for Sustainable Development and Health Literacy in Developing Nations

Dr Joe Guenther, Prof John Nkemnji.

We propose to use technology and other media to educate people in developing nations who are living in poverty. We will discuss some essential issues such as safe drinking water, not using polluted water for bathing or laundry, mosquito control and not allowing stagnant water to stand as breeding areas, population control, and prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).

We understand that most people in developing countries such as are literate, though our proposal will not exclude necessarily exclude suggestions for improving literacy. We also understand that some of these issues, such as population control through the use of condoms and family planning are sensitive issues depending on local religious, political, and/or cultural points of view. We also understand that any attempts to educate the populace might be looked upon with mistrust by local governmental authorities. We will present suggestions on how to alleviate threats to health by improving information, computer, and textual literacy, as well as informing and educating people in need of such information.


Dr Joe Guenther  (United States)
Assistant Professor
School of Education
University of Wisconsin

Joseph Guenther –Assistant Professor, Reading and Learning Disabilities Specialist (BA, Northwestern University, 1975; M.Ed. University of Illinois, Chicago,1980; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

Prof John Nkemnji  (United States)

School of Education
University of Wisconsin, Platteville

Professor and Teacher Education Program Coordinator; Educational Technology and Computer Applications Specialist.

  • Technology
  • Health Education
  • Information Literacy in Developing Nations

(60 min. Workshop, English)