ERIC Number: EJ419195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Lessons from Past Literacy Campaigns: A Critical Assessment.
Cairns, John C.
Prospects, v19 n4 p550-58 1989
Analyzes literacy campaigns in developing countries since early postcolonial efforts. Sees the Experimental World Literacy Programme as a turning point, reflecting lessons learned from past failures. Identifies features of successful campaigns, including political will, resource mobilization, timing, decentralized implementation, realistic curricula, and postliteracy supplementary programs. Stresses the complementarity of literacy and universal primary education. (CH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Basic Education, Cultural Context, Curriculum Design, Decentralization, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Political Influences, Primary Education, Resource Allocation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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