ERIC Number: ED382002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Some Guidelines for a Literacy and Language Policy.
Guidelines are presented that were produced as a result of discussions at a gathering of international scholars and practitioners at an international seminar on "Sustaining Local Literacies: People, Language, and Power," organized by Education for Development and held at the University of Reading (United Kingdom) on March 19-20, 1993. During the seminar, it was felt that there is a need to redress the misleading images and representations of literacy and language work that dominate much reporting of literacy activities in Third World contexts. These Guidelines are offered as a means of drawing attention to the importance of language issues in literacy work and as a help to those working in the area. They are not prescriptive or fixed and will be modified with experience according to the specific situations of different countries and regions. The Guidelines outline statements on principles of language and literacy respect and socio-cultural awareness; the need for a language and literacy policy in every country and what it should cover; resources for oral, written, and visual histories; and development policies for creoles, dialects, and standardized languages. (NAV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education for Development, Reading (England).