Literacy for all: making a difference

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Author: Lind, Agneta

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UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)


[This paper] focuses on the role of literacy for adults (including youth aged 15 and above) in the context of adult basic learning and education (ABLE). The meaning of literacy and related concepts of lifelong learning, as well as the motivations for and against literacy for all, are reviewed. Literacy policies and different strategies and approaches to adult literacy programmes are critically analyzed, examining what works in differing contexts. No one universal approach or method is considered applicable to all. To be successful, it is argued, adult literacy strategies need to be...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Literacy; Lifelong learning; Adult and community education; Policy; Evaluation; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Adult basic education; Educational policy; Policy analysis; Program evaluation; Educational practice

Published: Paris, France: UNESCO, 2008

Physical description: 147 p.

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ISBN: 9789280313130

Statement of responsibility: Agneta Lind

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 93.734

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