ERIC Number: ED472436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
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Re-Thinking Adult Literacy and Post-Literacy: From an International Perspective. The Roby Kidd Memorial Lecture.
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Developing Nations, Development Communication, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Improvement Programs, Literacy Education, Public Policy, Role of Education, Skill Development, Transfer of Training
Uppingham Press, Noel Close, Adderley Street, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PP (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: India