ERIC Number: ED374345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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From Awareness to Action: Evaluation of the ITFL Experience for Future Development.
In 1987, when the United Nations proclaimed 1990 as International Literacy Year (ILY), it invited nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to participate in national and international programs for the year. An evaluation of these programs was done in order to make recommendations for the future battle against worldwide illiteracy. The evaluation procedure followed was primarily future oriented and illuminative. Data were gathered through case studies, interviews, correspondence, content analysis of publications, and questionnaires. Some of the findings of the evaluation were as follows: (1) the media launch of the ILY was a success; (2) projects sponsored in various regions had a great impact; (3) once it was determined that learners should be involved directly in the year, the programs by NGOs made every effort to involve them; (4) successful projects included the Book Voyage, an international newsletter, and various publications, packets, and kits; and (5) funding for the projects was stabilized though several major contributors. The study concluded that the experience of the year's projects offers valuable lessons for moving from awareness-raising to action to reach a goal of world literacy. (The book includes 14 appendixes consisting of the documents from the ILY campaign, case studies, questionnaires, and research reports.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).; German Foundation for International Development (DSE), Bonn (Germany).