ERIC Number: ED031669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Round Table of Bankers, Economists and Financiers on Literacy; Final Report (Rome, Italy, February 11-13, 1969).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
A report on the Round Table of Bankers, Economists and Financiers on Literacy contains a brief summary of discussion, the eleven recommendations of the Round Table, and the opening address given by Mr. Rene Maheu, Director-General of Unesco. The consensus of the participants' opinions was that literacy is essential to development, that functional literacy can best be achieved in developing areas through vocationally-associated training programs rather than solely through a school system, and that tax incentives to industry are an important means for encouraging the establishment of literacy programs. The financing of literacy programs, the initial question under consideration, was discussed with relation to both government and non-governmental fund sources. A final recommendation was that, within the framework of the programme for the Second Development Decade, functional literacy should become a recognized dimension of development planning, both as a social objective and as an efficient tool. (mf)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).