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The Experimental World Literacy Program

A Unique International Effort Revisited
  • Arthur Gillette

Abstract

The preceding chapters of this book have looked at a number of national efforts, past and recent, to come to grips with adult illiteracy. Illiteracy has not, however, been a solely national concern; nor has literacy work been an exclusively national enterprise. Since the end of World War Two, for example, many international nongovernmental organizations have been active in this area, as have a number of bilateral government-to-government programs of aid and cooperation.

Keywords

Mass Literacy Literacy Work Literacy Program Harvard Educational Review Functional Literacy 
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Notes

  1. 5.
    David Harman, “The Experimental World Literacy Program: A Critical Assessment,” Harvard Educational Review 3 (1977), p. 444.Google Scholar
  2. 7.
    Kenneth Levine, “Functional Literacy: Fond Illusions and False Economies,” Harvard Educational Review 2 (1982), p. 252.Google Scholar
  3. 12.
    Marcel de Clerck, L’Educateur et le Villageois: de l’éducation de base à l’alphabetisationfonctionnelle (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1984), p. 178.Google Scholar
  4. 25.
    Albert Meister, Alphabetisation et Développement (Paris: Anthropos, 1973), p. 137.Google Scholar
  5. 33.
    Veronique Espérandieu, Antoine Lion, and J.-P. Bénichou, Des Illettrés en France (Paris: La Documentation Française, 1984), p. 32; AH Hamadache, “Illiteracy in the ‘Fourth World’,” Unesco Conrier (February 1984), p. 25.Google Scholar
  6. 42.
    Julius Nyerere, “Education for Liberation in Africa,” Prospects 1 (Paris: Unesco, 1975), p. 67.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Gillette
    • 1
  1. 1.UNESCOParisFrance

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