ERIC Number: ED256930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
One Billion Illiterates. One Billion Reasons for Action. Report and Extracts from Papers of an International Seminar on Co-operating for Literacy (Berlin, West Germany, October 1983).
Fordham, Paul, Ed.
This document contains the report and edited papers from an international seminar emphasizing the sharing of ideas and resources to eliminate illiteracy. Chapter I of the seven-chapter report offers background information and seminar objectives. Chapter II provides a world overview, which describes the general development context of literacy. In chapter III, emphasis is on literacy in context. The role of national governments in eliminating illiteracy, the correlation between literacy and poverty, and the purpose of literacy are discussed. Chapter IV focuses on women and literacy. Chapter V discusses continuing education beyond literacy. Chapter VI suggests international cooperation in training and research and regional cooperation in training and research. Chapter VII discusses principles and problems of cooperation and provides two examples of cooperation: cooperation between international agencies and international assistance to a national literacy campaign. Appendix I contains case studies from selected countries. Literacy work is described in the Caribbean, China, Ethiopia, Burma, India, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, and Malawi. Appendix II is an excerpt, "The Price of Literacy," from "Literacy, Depression, and the Poor" (R. H. Green). Other appendixes include the program, list of participants, and descriptions of organizing institutions. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Females, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, International Cooperation, Literacy Education, Regional Cooperation, Seminars
International Council for Adult Education, 29 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1B2; or German Foundation for International Development, Education, Science, and Documentation Centre, Hans-Boeckler-Strasse 5, D 5300 Bonn 3, Federal Republic of Germany (Order No. DOK 1223A/a).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).; International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: Photographs will not reproduce clearly. For related documents, see ED 237 730 and ED 237 755.