Functional Illiteracy in Belgium

Functional Illiteracy in Belgium

Author: Sylvie-Anne Goffinet,Dirk van Damme,Frieda Lampaert,Paul Marechal,King Baudouin Foundation,Unesco Institute for Education

Publisher: Hamburg, Germany : Unesco Institute for Education

ISBN: N.A

Page: 182

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This book provides a historical overview of illiteracy as a social phenomenon in Belgium, examines public policies, and profiles literacy in the French and Flemish communities. It is organized in six chapters. The first chapter presents an overview of literacy in Belgium, with information on the educational system and cultural diversity. Chapter 2 reviews the problem of illiteracy and its elimination in Belgium in the context of general and adult education. Chapter 3 analyzes illiteracy in relation to the problems of failure at school, marginalization, and socio-educational rejection. Chapter 4 examines a number of government measures taken in different areas relating to illiteracy. Finally, chapters 5 and 6 describe the various literacy movements in the French and Flemish communities. (KC)
Categories: Education

Non-conventional Approaches to Education at the Primary Level

Non-conventional Approaches to Education at the Primary Level

Author: A. M. Ranaweera,Ana Maria Coutinho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789282010563

Page: 164

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Nonformal approaches to primary education in developing countries are described in detail in the hope that the discussion will benefit decision makers and planners confronting situations marked by mass rural illiteracy, urban marginalization, employment of young children, and ethnic and cultural differences between minorities and the majority society. Case studies from Brazil, China, India, and Venezuela are supplemented by an introduction and synthesis and a concluding summary of the findings. Additional material describes examples of special projects for out-of-school children in Colombia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. (RH)
Categories: Alternative education

The Challenge of Illiteracy

From Reflection to Action

The Challenge of Illiteracy

Author: Zaghloul Morsy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815318545

Page: 322

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A selection of 29 articles reprinted from Prospects, UNESCO's quarterly review of education, 1983-90. They discuss challenges and issues relating to illiteracy throughout the world, evaluating literacy campaigns, regional positions and proposals, experiences in industrialized countries, and the rol
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Alpha

Alpha

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: N.A

Page: N.A

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Categories: Literacy

Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

Author: Fons van Wieringen,Graham Attwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792359753

Page: 441

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The system of vocational and adult education and training in Europe offers young people and adults the opportunity to learn to play an effective part in the workplace and elsewhere in society. Vocational and adult education and training is increasingly seen as crucial to the maintenance of employment, economic growth and the social integration of disadvantaged groups. In an economy and a society which are increasingly based on knowledge and information, these tasks can only increase in importance. This book brings together contributors from different disciplines and the different countries in Europe to look at current developments and debates in the development of European education and training, including the relation between markets and institutions, learning and organisations, different programmes and sectors and the economics of education and training. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with the future of education and training in Europe.
Categories: Education