ERIC Number: ED179925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-8
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the International Literacy Day Conference (Washington, D.C., September 8, 1978).
Diamond, Stuart, Ed.
This report contains the proceedings of the International Literacy Day Conference held in Washington, D.C., on September 8, 1978. It contains a program of conference events, an executive summary, a message from the vice president of the United States, and the text of the proceedings. The proceedings include introductory remarks by Edwin Newman; a keynote address by Commissioner of Education Ernest G. Boyer; the presentation of awards to Welthy Honsinger Fisher, founder of Literacy House, India, and to Joan Ganz Cooney, president of the Children's Television Workshop; and remarks made by members of panels on national and international literacy. Some of the ten participants on the panels were Reverend Jesse Jackson, president of Operation PUSH; Mrs. Robert McNamara, chair of Reading is Fundamental; Dorothy Strickland, president of the International Reading Association; and Aklilu Habte, director of the education department, The World Bank. (MKM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.