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The Challenge of Illiteracy : From Reflection to Action - Zaghloul Morsy

The Challenge of Illiteracy

From Reflection to Action

By: Zaghloul Morsy (Editor)

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Published: 1st October 1994
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According to UNESCO's statistics, the number of illiterates in the world is verging on one million. A conservative estimate of the number of children who have no access to schooling brings that figure to more than one hundred million. School failure, brought about by overcrowding, poor facilities, unqualified teachers, and lack of materials only adds to the problem. The authors in this volume cover the many facets of the fight for literacy.

Preface
Introduction
'Education for all': a challenge for the year 2000p. 3
Women and literacy: a quest for justicep. 11
Failure and underachievement in education: the new illiteratesp. 23
Who benefits from illiteracy? Literacy and empowermentp. 33
The social and economic costs of illiteracyp. 39
Literacy policy and practice: issues for debatep. 51
Literacy for what? The plurality of cultural approachesp. 65
Forecasts of primary-education expenditure in developing countries in the year 2000p. 79
Is literacy for all by the year 2000 a feasible target?p. 91
Lessons from past literacy campaigns: a critical assessmentp. 105
Adult literacy: from concepts to implementation strategiesp. 115
Regional co-operation for literacy in Asia and the Pacificp. 127
Functional illiteracy in industrialized countriesp. 137
Illiteracy and literacy training in Latin America and the Caribbean: between inertia and a break with the pastp. 149
Illiteracy in the Arab States: situation and prospectsp. 157
The Jomtiem plan of action in the sub-Saharan contextp. 169
The potential contribution of research to educational policies for the poor in Asiap. 179
An inquiry into the role of the written word in Hungarian cultural communicationp. 195
The teaching of writing in the United Statesp. 205
Adult literacy: its impact on young adults in the United Kingdomp. 215
United Kingdom: non-formal education in a context of youth unemploymentp. 223
Frontier College: literacy education since 1899p. 233
Methods and material in teaching adult literacy in Germanyp. 243
Functional illiteracy and vocational training for young people in rural Francep. 251
Special literacy activities in the Danish armed forcesp. 261
Becoming and staying literate: the Polish experiencep. 269
The challenge of basic education for allp. 281
New perspectives in literacy: the role of non-governmental organizationsp. 297
Education for all: the role of international aidp. 303
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780815318545
ISBN-10: 0815318545
Series: IBE Studies on Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1