ERIC Number: ED086887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Training of Functional Literacy Personnel; A Practical Guide.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The guide is primarily intended for adult educators, teachers, personnel in charge of illiterate workers, and personnel responsible for initiating and administering functional literacy programs. The method described in the guide is based upon an operational seminar in which the teaching cadres go into the field to rediscover the functional literacy system and the principles underlying it. The program must be in keeping with local situations and problems; the socio-economic groups concerned must be at least partially responsible for the operation; it must be an interdisciplinary operation. Part One of the guide studies the organization of teacher training. Structures may be centralized or decentralized; the methods of work may be "assembly line" or "group." Part Two discusses the training of the cadres: its objectives (Conceptualization of the theory of functional literacy, conceptualization of the educational approach implied by this theory, and acquisition of the skills required for educational work) and its methods (accelerated programs and institutional training). Part Three is devoted to methods of recruitment and training of instructors. The principles, methods, and techniques described in each section are illustrated by various kinds of documents (model lessons, training programs, case studies, etc.). (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Functional Literacy, Institutes (Training Programs), Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Guides
UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France (ISBN 92-3-101043-3, $3.85)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).