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By Leon Bataille

ISBN-10: 0080213855

ISBN-13: 9780080213859

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It is difficult to see how activities of this kind can be launched, particularly if planned as an experiment, unless governments give them their support and are convinced of their value.

One of its general conclusions points out that "The eradication of illiteracy is a key factor in development. Literacy is a cornerstone of adult education. " Furthermore, the 18th Session of the General Conference of Unesco included the "intensification of the struggle against illiteracy" among the priority goals the Organization should achieve in the coming years. The celebration, each year since 1967, of International Literacy Day on 8 September has provided a unique opportunity to mobilize human and economic 2 Major lessons and results of the World Programme are presented and analysed in a global evaluation report (The Experimental World Literacy Programme: A Critical Assessment) published jointly by UNDP and Unesco in 1975, and in ten technical documents issued by Unesco.

Experimental World Literacy Programme 37 evaluation of the aims, methods and results of the eleven functional literacy pilot projects jointly undertaken by the two Organizations. 3. The composition of the team was designed to reflect both the diversity of the socio-economic and cultural framework of EWLP, and the main intellectual disciplines whose co-operation was vital to its execution. The team has met three times: in Paris (16-22 May 1974), in Montreal (3-6 September 1974) and again in Paris (15-18 July 1975).

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