Jane Olatunji Hughes
Fellow Since 1992
Karatu, Nigeria Teacher-Led Reading Workshops
This description of Jane Olatunji Hughes's work was prepared when Jane Olatunji Hughes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Jane Olantuji Hughes, a teacher and headmistress in Nigeria for twenty-two years, seeks to revolutionize how reading is taught in primary schools so that there is a clearer distinction between the teaching of reading and the teaching of English. Jane has been developing a new reading curriculum, workshops for teachers, and culturally appropriate textbooks for beginning readers.
The New Idea