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ERIC Number: ED472436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9542114-0-5
Re-Thinking Adult Literacy and Post-Literacy: From an International Perspective. The Roby Kidd Memorial Lecture.
Rogers, Alan
This booklet presents a summary of contemporary understandings of adult literacy in the context of development. It suggests that literacy is best seen as one of a number of different means of communications rather than a single essential basic skill; that learning literacy is not essential to development (many non-literate persons are already fully engaged in development activities); that the issue of access to literacy skills may be more important than the universal development of such skills; that most adult literacy learning programs have failed to help the participants to use these skills in their everyday lives; and that "post-literacy" seems to be most effective when seen as a separate program of assistance (like extension) for adults to use their everyday literacies outside of the classroom. (28 references) (Author/YLB)
Uppingham Press, Noel Close, Adderley Street, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PP (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India