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Over the past decades, community movements in Europe and North American have pioneered literacy activities. Their current role varies from one country to another. Public authority bodies have increasingly assumed responsibility for basic education programmes for adults; as a result, community movements are now taking up different, complementary and sometimes exclusive missions.

Download: Stratégies d'alphabétisation dans le mouvement associatif (Literacy Strategies in the Community Movement...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul; David; Françoise; Delfosse; Françoise; Georis; Pierre
Year of publication:
1992

Available from UIL's Library in French.

The main purpose of this chapter is to describe some factors contributing to an explanationof recent growth in adult education and training in the European region. A second aim is to spell out the ramifacations of problems and policy questions arising from this expansion. Here, the focus will be on the dilemmas of development faced at present by those taking part in decisions about the future of adult education in the region. Formulated as challenges confronting European adult education, these dilemmas are summarized toward the end of the chapter. The central theme running through these...

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul; David; Françoise; Delfosse; Françoise; Georis; Pierre
Year of publication:
1992

Available from UIL's Library in English.

In December 1986 a workshop on the prevention of functional illiteracy and the integration of youth into the work force was held at the UNESCO institute for Education by European specialists in this field. The chief objective of the worshop was to develop international cooperation in the area of research on both professional practices and players involved.

Download: ALPHA 90: Current Research in Literacy (PDF 20,5 MB)

Author/Editor:
Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, English.

In the past twenty years questions of adult literacy have come to the forefront in many industrialised countries. Firstly, in many of these countries it has been found that a significant proportion of children are leaving school without adequate levels of reading and writing. Secondly, rapid social and technological change means that literacy demands are changing. During this period, researchers have also expressed renewed interest in literacy. There have been major developments in literacy research in many disciplines, to the extent that the shape of the field has changed dramatically....

Author/Editor:
Barton; David; Hamilton; Mary E.
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English.

UNESCO has decided to make education a fundamental human right. Nonetheless, there are still more than 900 million illiterate people worldwide, and a far greater number than this has yet to achieve an adequate level of basic education. To draw attention to this serious matter, 1990 was designated International Literacy Year. A major programme was established with the goal of achieving education for all by the year 2000. Many countries have launched large-scale programmes to eradicate illiteracy or laid out plans to do so. These programmes must include post-literacy and continuing education...

Author/Editor:
Ouane; Adama; Armengol; Mercy Abreu de; Sharma; D.V.
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in French.

The present bibliography has been prepared by the Unesco Institute for Education (UIE) for the Sixth European Conference of Directors of Educational Research Institutions (Bled, Yugoslavia, 9-12 October, 1990), and focuses on research in adult literacy and basic education. This bibliography is a general documentary introduction to literacy in industrialized countries. It is not a precise instrument for specialized research.

Download: A Selective bibliography on literacy in industrialised countries...

Author/Editor:
Giere; Ursula; Hautecoeur; Jean Paul
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

Since the British initiatives of the early seventies in recognizing the problem and its magnitude, functional literacy among the adult population has now become a major policy concern for many industrial countries. Literacy, as clearly underlined in the conclusions of the World Conference on Education for All is a world issue concerning each and every country, in the North as well as in the South.

Download: Functional literacy in Eastern and Western Europe: report (PDF 4,29 MB)

Author/Editor:
Joint UIE-UNESCO/EC/OECD-CERI Seminar on Functional Literacy in Eastern; Western Europe; Hamburg; Germany; 1990
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English.

In this monograph a picture will be given of the development of Adult Basic Education in the Netherlands. ABE is a relatively new provision in Dutch adult education. It is grounded in the experiences gained from four projects that developed aspects of education in the seventies and the early eighties for adults with little schooling. The ABE provision which is, so to speak, the crystallisation of these project experiences is intended as an instrument to improve the social participation of adults with little schooling. One could say that this is the yardstick by which to measure its...

Author/Editor:
Hamminck; Kees
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

Belgian associations and institutions began providing adult literacy courses approximately ten years ago. At that time, they were working in isolation due to a lack of response from governments and the public as a whole. As in other industrialised countries, illiteracy was generally thought to have been eliminated as a result of compulsory education and modern training methods.

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Author/Editor:
Goffinet; Sylvie Anna; van Damme; Dirk
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This is a book on evaluation, surely an important social concern today. Evaluation has become important for reasons both professional and political. Professional planners and managers want evaluation to ensure better implementation and, thereby, greater effectiveness of their programs. Politicians demand evaluations to promote greater accountability all round. Evaluations of literacy projects, programs and campaigns are being required for the same set of reasons.

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Author/Editor:
Bhola; Harbans Singh
Year of publication:
1990

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, Spanish.