ERIC Number: ED094245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Guide to Functional Literacy: A Method of Training for Development.
The purpose of the publication is to disseminate, in circles directly concerned with the theory and practice of functional literacy training, the fundamental principles and essential pedagogical methods yielded by the pursuit of Unesco's Experimental World Literacy Program. The guide is an attempted synthesis of the many and various experiments undertaken in the framework of the pilot projects and limited operations for functional literacy training. Part 1 is a guide to determining a pedagogical strategy adapted to the aims of a development program: a preliminary inventory of objectives and problems introduces an exploratory analysis of the context, whose main objective is the definition of an educational strategy. Part 2 guides the application of the pedagogical strategy: the definition of contents and the establishment of didactic progressions; the elaboration of pedagogical methods and machinery; and utilization of the methods and materials by recruitment and training of instructors, the formation of literacy groups, and the organization of group activities. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Course Content, Developing Nations, Educational Methods, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Functional Literacy, Group Instruction, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).