ERIC Number: ED340871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Literacy in Development: People, Language and Power. Papers Given at, Relating to and Produced by the International Seminar Held at the Commonwealth Institute for International Literacy Year (London, England, April 6-7, 1990).
Street, Brian, Ed.
This report consists of papers given at, relating to, and produced by an international seminar that emphasized sharing practical experience and analyzing conditions necessary to set up and sustain a literacy program. The first section provides an "Introduction" (James Porter) and "Background to the Seminar" (Alan Rogers). Opening session papers include "The Meaning of Illiteracy: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality" (Manzoor Ahmed) and "Women, Literacy, and Development" (Lalage Bown). Information on organization of the workshops is followed by the "Seminar Programme Introductory Talk to Workshop Leaders" (Brian Street). The following papers and reports are provided for four workshops: "Literacy in Zambia: Human and Economic Crisis" (David Alexander); "The Relationship of Nonformal Education and Development" (David Stephens); "Which Literacies?" (Brian Street); "Definitions and Politics" (Didacus Jules); "Reflections on the Botswana National Literacy Programme" (E. K. Townsend Coles); "Case Studies from India" (Moitraye Mukhapadyaya); "Ideology and Curriculum" (Juliet McCaffrey); and "Appropriate Materials and Method in Literacy Teaching" (L. S. Saraswathi). A report to the plenary session is provided for each workshop. An "Afterword" (L. S. Saraswathi), "Comments on Workshops" (Brian Street, Alan Rogers), and a list of speakers and workshop leaders conclude the report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Politics, Program Development, Program Implementation
Education for Development, Woodmans, Westwood Row, Tilehurst, Reading RG3 6LT, England, United Kingdom (4.50 pounds plus postage).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education for Development, King's Lynn (England).; Commonwealth Inst., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Botswana; India; Zambia