A Turning Point for Literacy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080213866, 9781483181905

A Turning Point for Literacy

1st Edition

Adult Education for Development the Spirit and Declaration of Persepolis

eBook ISBN: 9781483181905
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 288
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A Turning Point for Literacy covers the proceedings of the International Symposium for Literacy held in Persepolis, Iran from 3 to 8 of September 1975. This book mainly focuses on adult education for development and the spirit and declaration of Persepolis.

This compilation is divided into four themes. The first theme is the “Balance and Teachings of Ten Years of Literacy Work,” which presents documents on literacy presented by UNESCO Secretariat. The second theme focuses mainly on the functionalities of literacy. The last two themes cover changes in the living conditions and in the social structures as a requisite of literacy undertakings and the innovative role of literacy experiments and their integration into the global educational process.

This publication will be invaluable to educators, academicians, and students interested in literacy.

Table of Contents


Working Documents

Theme 1. Balance and Teachings of Ten Years of Literacy Work

Document 1 Literacy in the World Since the 1965 Teheran Conference: Shortcomings, Achievements, Tendencies

Document 2 Experimental World Literacy Program Report and Synthesis of Evaluation

Theme 2. Functionalities of Literacy

Document 3 Functionalities of Literacy

Document 4 Literacy Training and Mass Education for Development

Document 5 Literacy, Education and Schooling - for what?

Theme 3. Changes in the Living Conditions and in the Social Structures as a Requisite of Literacy Undertakings

Document 6 Functional Literacy and Educational Revolution (Work Accomplished and Prospects for Further Action)

Document 7 Literacy Training and Revolution: The Vietnamese Experience

Document 8 ALFIN, an Experiment in Adult Literacy Training in a Society in Transition: Peru

Document 9 Literacy: For Reading the Word or the World?

Theme 4. Innovative Role of Literacy Experiments and their Integration into the Global Educational Process

Document 10 Learner-centered Innovations in Literacy Work

Document 11 Are Adult Literacy Programs Neutral?

Document 12 On the Way to the Learning Society

Document 13 Literacy and Industrialization - The Dispossession of Speech

Document 14 Literacy and the Dialog between Civilizations

Final Report of the International Symposium for Literacy

1. Background

2. Proceedings of the Symposium

3. Discussion of the Themes of the Symposium

4. Drafting and Approval of the Declaration of Persepolis

5. Annexes

1. List of Participants

2. Opening Address

3. Working Documents

4. Declaration of Persepolis

5. Closing Speech

Other Documents


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