LETTER publications

LETTER (Learning Empowerment through Training in Ethnographic Research) combines ethnoliteracy research and practical support for facilitators and trainers.  Each LETTER project produces a publication which encapsulates the project with a particular focus on the methodology and the impact.

Hidden Literacies: ethnographic studies of literacy and numeracy practices in Pakistan by Rafat Nabi, Alan Roger and Brian Street is available here.  Hard copies are available price £10 from

Everyday Literacies in Africa: ethnographic studies of literacy and numeracy practices in Ethiopia, edited by Alemayehu Hailu Gebre (Ethiopia), George Openjuru (Uganda), Alan Rogers (UK) and Brian Street (UK) is available to download here.

Publications associated with LETTER

Gebre, A, Openjuru, G, Rogers, A and Street, B (2009): Everyday Literacies in Africa: Ethnographic Studies of Literacy and Numeracy Practices in Ethiopia Addis Ababa: Fountain Publishers. (See especially Ch.1 ‘Ethnographic approaches to literacy and numeracy’, pp. 1-38.)

Nirantar (2007): Exploring the Everyday: Ethnographic Approaches to Literacy and Numeracy. Mumbai: Nirantar and ASPBAE. See also www.nirantar.org

Street, B, Baker, D, Rogers, A (2006): ‘Adult teachers as researchers: ethnographic approaches to numeracy and literacy as social practices in South Asia.’ Convergence, vol XXXIX (1) pp. 31-44

Nabi, R, Rogers, A and Street, B (2009): Hidden literacies: ethnographic case studies of literacy and numeracy from Pakistan. Bury St Edmunds (UK): Uppingham Press

Rogers, A and Street, B (2011): ‘Teaching Literacy: Perspectives from both Developing and Western Contexts’ in Viden om Læsning (Knowledge About Reading), special issue, Jorden læser (Literacy Around the World), No. 10, Sept 2011, pp. 38-47. Copenhagen:  Nationalt VidenCenter for Laesning.

Rogers, A and Street, B (2012): Literacy and Development. Leicester (UK): NIACE. (See especially Ch. 8 Literacy as Social Practice: using ethnographic perspectives in programme development.)