ERIC Number: ED371330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
UNESCO's Mobilizing Project To Combat Illiteracy: Igniting the Spirit of Exchange.
Silva, Peggy; McNevin, Wenda
Focusing on programs that successfully expanded primary education in rural areas and among young girls, this report describes a mobilizing project that assisted six local programs in documenting and disseminating their methods. The report discusses the six successful projects: (1) the PROPEL project in Pune, India; (2) the 900 Schools Project in Chile; (3) the Joint Initiative Project in Ganzu province, China; (4) a program to reform Quranic schools in Sudan; (5) a program to mobilize community resources for village schools in Senegal; and (6) programs to educate street children worldwide. The report then discusses how the mobilizing project assisted the individual programs to document their success and to disseminate information through workshops. The report also discusses some elements common to all programs: new teaching methods, adapting to local culture, and a community commitment to education. The report concludes that the mobilizing project has ignited the spirit of cooperation among communities and has provided initial models for success. Contains 19 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Basic Education Div.