ERIC Number: ED059425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
L'Alphabetisation Fonctionnelle, Facteur de Promotion Humaine (Functional Literacy, Agent of Human Progress).
This document is concerned with the efforts of the United Nations toward putting into concrete form the problem of adult education and its multiple aspects in an attempt to launch an attack against illiteracy. The point is put forth that one of the scandals of the 20th century is the percentage of people in the world who do not know how to read or write. Each illiterate is a burden to his community and retards progress. For this reason, there is a great need to make these adults literate. The remainder of this document is devoted the plight of the illiterate rural farmer and the need for teaching him to read. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok (Thailand).
Identifiers: United Nations
Note: Presented at the Rotary Club Conference, Vientiane, May 25, 1970; Extract from the "Daily Bulletin" of the Lao Press, Vientiane, No. 1206/70, 16 Jun 70, No. 1207/70, 17 Jun 70, and No. 1208/70 and 1209/