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ERIC Number: EJ813727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Adult Literacy Challenge: The 7 Ms
Soriano, Cecilia
Convergence, v40 n3-4 p181-188 2007
Beyond 3Rs to learning within political action to functional literacy to life skills, the discourse on adult literacy has primarily been defined by civil society organizations. This article presents thoughts on adult literacy programs coming from educators and advocates and the underlying dilemmas of autonomy and collaboration with government for adult literacy. Faced with growing illiteracy among adults and adolescents, civil society has been arguing for more government investments to strategic, relevant and sustained adult literacy programs. What and how policy advocacy will work for adult literacy and how to urge CONFINTEA VI to respond to these calls are key to the discussions that this paper hopes to generate. (Contains 2 notes.) [Abstract presented in English, Spanish, and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Papua New Guinea; South Africa