Presentation Details

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

Learning Literacy en Masse: A Multi-Media Approach

Marcia Krawll, Dr Jaime Canfux Gutierrez, Dr. Rongo H. Wetere.

The Greenlight Learning for Life Programme is an Adult Literacy Education Programme, and most importantly a social programme that incorporates Maori culture, history and language. This programme is built upon the aims of Te Wananga o Aotearoa Tertiary Institution, the Latin American and Caribbean Pedagogical Institute, and the Ministry of Education in Cuba.

The main objective is to provide adults (16 years and older) with opportunities to develop and increase their abilities and capacities in English and numeracy.

The Greenlight Programme promotes skills in writing, reading, listening and comprehension including mathematical operations using the support of instructional video/DVD and audio cassette/CD. It is a very economical methodology of dealing with high literacy needs in English speaking countries.

This interactive workshop will demonstrate the use of these methods developed in partnership between Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Cuba.


Marcia Krawll  (New Zealand)
Program Coordinator
Greenlight Learning for Life Program
Te Wananga o Aotearoa

A seasoned and skilled educator and trainer, Marcia brings over thirty years' practical experience in Human Resources and Management. She has provided consultation, training, supervision and conducted research in a variety of settings, including Indigenous communities and organizations worldwide, public mental health agencies, schools, government, and business. Her areas of expertise are community facilitation, program development, evaluation and assessment, management and behavioural process skills, and public relations. She has a Master's degree in Social Work.

Dr Jaime Canfux Gutierrez  (Cuba)

Dr. Rongo H. Wetere  (New Zealand)

  • Adult Literacy Education
  • Social Programme
  • Jose Marti
  • Home-based, Self-directed learning
  • Instructional video and audio
  • Cuban and Maori

(60 min Workshop, English and Spanish)