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ERIC Number: ED063528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-27
Pages: 6
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[Opening Address at the Third Session of the UNESCO International Consultative Liaison Committee for Literacy.]
Maheu, Rene
An address given by the Director-General of UNESCO is presented. The address had as its main focus the progress of the committee's literacy efforts throughout the world. It is pointed out that some 10 projects have been undertaken. The number of persons attending the literacy courses has risen from 5,500 to about 400,000 during the period 1967 to 1971 and the number of teachers has increased from 200 to 8,500 during the same period. The approach used in teaching literacy is one oriented to the solutions of the problems arising out of a particular environment. Thus, the teaching of reading, writing and arithmetic, vocational training and the rudiments of socio-economic training are closely integrated. Special attention has been given to the evaluation of results; a handbook was prepared for the evaluation of experimental projects in functional literacy training. The point is made that the phase of post-literacy work will require a great deal of attention on the members of UNESCO. It is suggested that regional groups be set up, under the authority of the Committee, for the purpose of guiding literacy activities. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).