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ERIC Number: EJ419193
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Who Benefits from Illiteracy? Literacy and Empowerment.
Kassam, Yusuf
Prospects, v19 n4 p531-35 1989
Asks who benefits from illiteracy to reveal the political implications of literacy's empowering potential. Observes literacy's ultimate capacity to overturn power structures and redistribute wealth and resources at international, national, and local levels. Relates the literacy problem to colonialism and its legacy. Offers examples of literacy campaigns that accompanied political revolutions. (CH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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