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ERIC Number: EJ813718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Beyond Rhetoric: A Recipe for Civil Society Action on Literacy
Tanvir, Mohammad Muntasim
Convergence, v40 n3-4 p131-142 2007
On the eve of CONFINTEA VI, discussion and debates on promoting literacy is being revived. However, in most cases, the discussion limits itself to the definitional nuances of literacy and falls short of critiquing the global policy making inertia that violates the human rights obligations to the millions of adults remaining illiterate. This article examines the definitional dilemma of literacy and the magnitude of the challenge of illiteracy. Second, it examines how the policy making process has moved beyond the nation states to global alliances, thereby diluting the social contract between the citizen and the state. Third, it delineates how literacy has become a relegated priority within the EFA framework. Fourth, it tracks the gap between promises and performances since CONFINTEA V. Finally, it proposes an agenda for action for civil society at national, regional and international level. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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