ERIC Number: ED353393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Literacy and the Literacy of the Future. Report of the Seminar on Adult Literacy in Industrialized Countries (Hamburg, Germany, December 4-7, 1991). UIE Reports 9.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This document contains a synthesis of the debate on the significant developments since 1986 and on the future agenda for literacy education, held at a seminar attended by 40 participants from 21 countries. The synthesis summarizes workshops on models of literacy practice, national policies, development of partnerships, evaluation, and research, citing achievements and limitations in each area. An agenda for the future is proposed. The following seminar papers are included: "Literacy in the USA: The Present Issues" (Hanna Arlene Fingeret); "Functional Illiteracy in Latin America" (Isabel Infante R.); and "Sociocultural Dimensions of Literacy: Literacy in an International Context" (Brian Street). An appendix contains country reports from the following: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia/Slovak Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as from the European Community and UNESCO. A list of participants' addresses is also included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Definitions, Developed Nations, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Literacy Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.