ERIC Number: ED073365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Youth and Literacy: You've Got a Ticket to Ride. UNESCO and its Programme.
This booklet about UNESCO's literacy program is written for, as well as about, young people to emphasize youth's contribution to literacy work. The purposes of the booklet are to: (1) explain some of the basic facts of illiteracy and literacy action; (2) analyze some of the major unresolved issues of illiteracy and literacy; and (3) stimulate and facilitate action by youth for literacy. Chapter 1, "Youth and Literacy," defines and describes illiteracy and literacy, with special reference to the role of literacy in development. Chapters II, III and IV ("Youth Learning,""Youth Teaching," and "Youth Supporting") describe the ways in which young people are currently involved in literacy action. Chapter V, "What Next?," evaluates the results of youth's literacy efforts and makes projections about possible lines for increased involvement of youth in literacy action in the future. Chapter VI, "What You Can Do: 'Imagination Takes Over'." outlines concretely what a young person can do, directly and indirectly, for literacy work. Related UNESCO publications are suggested as follow-up reading. (Author/KM)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. Centre for Economic and Social Information.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).