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Seri-Hersch, Iris – History of Education, 2011
This article explores the politics of literacy in late colonial Sudan. Drawing upon hitherto untapped archival sources in English and Arabic, it focuses on two key questions: What were the purposes and uses of literacy in the eyes of colonial authorities? What means were used to spread literacy skills among Sudanese people? Positioning these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Social Networks
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Watras, Joseph – History of Education, 2010
UNESCO formed the concept of fundamental education in hopes that the programme could end poverty, bring world peace and serve indigenous people. When UNESCO's first pilot project appeared to fail, the organisation developed centres where fundamental education workers learned to use such techniques as libraries, museum displays, films and radio,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pilot Projects, Cultural Traits, Peace