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Managing adult literacy training (English)

Interest in, and commitment to, promoting literacy is not declining in the developing world. It is gaining momentum and can be seen in the plans of many developing countries and international agencies. This article suggests that although the place of literacy training is foremost among the myriad of human needs the timing of its acquisition may differ in specific situations and within broader social programs. Whenever it is introduced, literacy training must coincide with that period during which an illiterate person is genuinely motivated to receive it. This paper reviews those issues that have confronted efforts to improve literacy and that can determine the course of planning for future campaigns. Commitment, various approaches, organization, resources, types of teachers, and language for literacy instruction are some of the issues which are analyzed. The paper also discusses the possibilities of a strategy for literacy planning.




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NOOR , A .

Managing adult literacy training (English). World Bank reprint series ; no. REP Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.