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ERIC Number: ED016174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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LITERACY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
BLAUG, MARK
IN THIS ESSAY ON LITERACY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING NATIONS, THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF TIME PERSPECTIVES IN THE CHOICE BETWEEN FORMAL EDUCATION AND ADULT LITERACY IS VIEWED AS AN INHERENT ASPECT OF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN POOR COUNTIRES. A CONSIDERATION OF THE RISE OF THE MAJOR INDUSTRIAL POWERS AND OF THE FEATURES OF SUBSISTENCE AND EXCHANGE ECONOMICS IN THE DEVELOPING NATIONS SHOWS THAT, WHILE A LESS THAN 40 PERCENT LITERACY RATE PRECLUDES SELF-SUSTAINING ECONOMIC GROWTH, MASS LITERACY IS NO PANACEA FOR SUBSISTENCE ECONOMIES, AND ITS ECONOMIC BENEFITS DIFFER GREATLY BETWEEN AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY. AT THE PRESENT TIME THE ECONOMIC RETURN SCHOOL EDUCATION PROBABLY EXCEEDS THAT OF ADULT LITERACY, BUT THE NEW UNESCO WORLD EXPERIMENTAL LITERACY PROGRAM, AIMED AT PROMOTING FUNCTIONAL RATHER THAN MERE REDIMENTARY LITERACY, MAY POINT TO A TREND TOWARD GREATER EXPENDITURES FOR ADULT EDUCATION IN THE FORM OF SELECTIVE, INTENSIVE LITERACY CAMPAIGNS. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 19 NOTES AND REFERENCES AND AN OUTLINE OF THE UNESCO SCHEME.) THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN THE SCHOOL REVIEW, VOLUME 74, NUMBER 4, WINTER 1966, AND IS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637, AS A REPRINT, 26 PAGES. (LY)
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Identifiers: UNESCO