ERIC Number: ED329782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Struggle against Illiteracy: Policies, Strategies and Emerging Operational Action for the 1990s.
International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
This document summarizes the replies received by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) member states in preparation for the International Conference on Education planned for September 1990. The report is organized in two parts. Part A summarizes the responses received on the topic of "renewed policies and strategies for the 1990s" (plenary theme), including the setting, the emerging tasks, and current trends and issues for the renewal of policies and strategies. Part B summarizes ideas on the struggle against illiteracy through universal primary education and adult education--operational aspects emphasizing the active participation of the learner. This part includes six working group topics: (1) formal and nonformal primary education and adult literacy--concerted action to achieve education for all; (2) literacy and post-literacy programs--relevance, quality, and functionality of content, instructional methods, materials, and technologies; (3) evaluation of the learners' achievement and of the larger impact of literacy and basic education; (4) initial and continuing training of literacy teachers and other personnel in literacy work; (5) functional literacy and continuing education--issues pertaining to industrialized as well as developing countries; and (6) establishment of new and more effective partnerships--management and mobilization of resources to ensure education for all. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).