ERIC Number: ED064598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Functional Literacy: Why and How.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This report analyzes the initial results of UNESCO's Experimental World Literacy Programme and makes recommendations for future action. The meaning of functional literacy is discussed, and pilot projects in twelve countries are briefly described. The analysis reveals that the programme has fallen seriously behind schedule, that the number of adult illiterates so far affected is far short of the target, and that not enough experimental work has been done on methods and materials. The recommendations concern mainly the experimental projects, their relevancy and evaluation, and their link to national literacy programmes. (CL)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Developing Nations, Experimental Programs, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy, International Programs, Literacy Education, Programs
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Place de Fontenoy, 75 Paris 7e, France (COM.70/II.31/A; no price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Algeria; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Experimental World Literacy Programme; Guinea; India; Iran; Madagascar; Mali; Sudan; Syria; Tanzania; UNESCO; Venezuela