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“Barru Membaca” as The Alternative Literacy Movement; A Study on Cultivating Reading Literacy toward Society in Barru Regency, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

Askar Nur, Hasanuddin University
Muhammad Syamsul Abdullah, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Manado

Document Type Article


Currently, technological developments have a significant impact on people's lives. This development must also be followed by the mentality and readiness of the community to deal with it. One form of effort to keep pace with technological developments is through literacy-based community empowerment. This research focuses on community empowerment through cultivating reading literacy as a step in facing the challenges of the times while creating quality community characters based on literacy skills. The aspects of the discussion in this research are how the alternative literacy movement is carried out by the "Barru Membaca" community in the process of cultivating reading literacy among the people of Barru District, Barru Regency, South Sulawesi Province and how the community responds to the presence of the "Barru Membaca" community. The kind of research used is descriptive research with a qualitative approach, namely the researcher conducts interviews with informants. The instruments used in this study were the researchers themselves with interview guide and camera. The data analysis technique used is data collection, reduction, data presentation and drawing conclusions. The results showed that the process of cultivating reading literacy carried out by the “Barru Membaca” community had been running systematically, efficiently and independently, starting from the planning process of reading literacy acculturation programs, to the program evaluation stage in improving human resources based on literacy skills.