ERIC Number: ED308294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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International Literacy Year (ILY). Unesco Adult Education Information Notes. Special Number--No. 4.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Primary Educ., Literacy & Adult Educ., Educ. in Rural Areas
This issue contains several articles dealing with the International Literacy Year (ILY) proclaimed the United Nations (UN) for the year 1990. The first article, "1990, Proclaimed International Literacy Year by the United Nations," discusses the purpose of the observance of the ILY, namely the contribution to greater understanding by world public opinion of the various aspects of the problem of illiteracy and intensified efforts to spread literacy. It also highlights the achievements that are expected and the types of activities that should be carried out. "Illiteracy around the World: Situation and Trends" focuses on illiteracy statistics. Objectives listed in "Objectives for International Literacy Year" include increasing government action to eliminate illiteracy; increasing public awareness of the scope of the problem; increasing popular participation; increasing cooperation among the member states and within the UN system; and using the ILY to launch the plan of action to eradicate illiteracy by the year 2000. This article also discusses techniques that have been already undertaken or planned to promote the ILY. The issue concludes with an announcement of 1988 International Literacy Prizes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Illiteracy, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Literacy Education, Public Relations, Publicity, World Problems
Adult Education Section, Division of Primary Education, Literacy and Adult Education and Education in Rural Areas, Unesco, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Primary Educ., Literacy & Adult Educ., Educ. in Rural Areas