ERIC Number: ED061512
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Publication Date: 1971-Oct-4
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Fourth Meeting of the Panel for Evaluation of Experimental Literacy Projects. Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The work of this Panel for the Evaluation of Experimental Literacy Projects was the assessing of how the pattern of evaluation it had previously formulated had been applied in the Experimental World Literacy Programme (EWLP). In the judgment of the Panel, by 1974 evaluation specialists will be able to present a report that will enable Member States to make a reasonably well-founded judgment on the value of functional literacy and on the efficiency of various means of achieving it. It is stressed that the full effects of a successful functional literacy program may not been seen for a decade or more. It is also the opinion of the Panel that by 1972, it should be possible to see on a limited scale the extent to which some programs have changed traditional practices in agriculture and industry. In addition to use of proposed indicators in the Standardized Data Reporting System to evaluate the EWLP, it is recommended that other material be collected also on qualitative and organizational aspects of the program. The Panel also urged that all projects work in close cooperation with the responsible authorities to facilitate the eventual transfer of pilot projects into national structures. The Panel felt that functional literacy works best when closely related to specific development objectives. The distribution of a costing manual to all projects and more research by universities are seen as needs. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).