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.
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
2. Proceedings of the Symposium
3. Discussion of the Themes of the Symposium
4. Drafting and Approval of the Declaration of Persepolis
1. List of Participants
2. Opening Address
3. Working Documents
4. Declaration of Persepolis
5. Closing Speech
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- © Pergamon 1976
- 1st January 1976
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