ERIC Number: ED102310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Literacy in the Context of Adult Education. Final Report.
Muller, Josef, Ed.
In presenting the work of participants before and during the Symposium, the report begins with an introduction giving an overall view of concepts, projects, and problems of functional literacy with reference to other sections of the report. The keynote lecture deals with functional literacy in the context of adult education--results and innovative effects. Other lectures are devoted to Paulo Freire's approach, documentation and international exchange of experiences, and pilot projects for large scale programs as they relate to functional literacy. Three working papers present topics serving as background information for discussion: life-long education; methods; and planning, organizing, and administering--again in relation to functional literacy. Statements were made to the working groups by representatives from UNESCO, the German Adult Education Association, and the German Foundation for International Development. The working groups' reports regarding functional literacy provide the basis for the Symposium's thirty main conclusions. A brief evaluation report based on participant interviews, the program, and list of participants are included. Reports from nine Arab and African countries are presented and synthesized, emphasizing adult literacy activities. A 17-page bibliography devotes three pages to functional literacy documents and the remainder to selected project materials. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Inst. for Adult Literacy Methods, Teheran (Iran).; Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband, Frankfurt (West Germany).; German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).