The Politics of Literacy
- How to banish illiteracy. Beckett, Francis // New Statesman;04/02/99, Vol. 128 Issue 4430, p30
Comments on the government policy of Great Britain against illiteracy. Features of the National Literacy Strategy; Comparison with the reading recovery program with New Zealand; Concern on the costs of reading recovery programs.
- Plucking grass. Coryton, Demitri // Education Journal;May2002, Issue 63, p15
Discusses various aspects of Great Britain's education policy. Highlights of a 2002 conference on creativity in education held in London, England; Argument that government tests and targets are stifling rather than encouraging creative studies and self-expression; Results of the government's...
- IRA Literacy Award honors program in Chad. // Reading Today;Oct/Nov98, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p28
Features the functional literacy campaign organized through Chad's Directorate of Literacy and Promotion of National Languages (DAPLAN), winner of the 1998 International Reading Association (IRA) Literacy Award. Background on the establishment of DAPLAN; Components and structure of the literacy...
- PHILANTHROPY. M. S. // Education Week;2/19/1992, Vol. 11 Issue 22, p13
The article provides information about the philanthropic activities in the U.S. Corporate Philanthropy Report has published three guides to help educators and others connect with Japanese grantmakers. According to the study, Toyota Motor Corp. is the largest corporate supporter including both...
- Alphab�tisation � travers l'Initiative LIFE et le suivi de CONFINTEA VI au Maghreb. Kissami, Mohamed Abdellatif // International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift f;Jan2011, Vol. 57 Issue 1/2, p161
Literacy education through the LIFE Initiative and follow-up of CONFINTEA VI in the Maghreb - Illiteracy is seriously compromising the economic and social development of the Maghreb countries. In Morocco and Mauritania, for instance, national strategies and literacy programmes have been...
- Leading the way in literacy. Swain, Gerry // Literacy Today;Dec2003, Issue 37, p7
Reports on the status of the Leading Literacy Schools program in Great Britain. Features of the literacy program; Aims of the educational program; Requirements for schools that have agreed to take part in the program.
- A city-wide approach. Mullen, Eithne // Literacy Today;Dec2003, Issue 37, p11
Reports on the status of the cross-cutting literacy forum program in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Features of the program; Aims of the literacy project; Achievements of the program; Agencies and organizations behind the program.
- Helping Parents Become Their Child's Best Teacher Family Literacy Programs in School Libraries:. Griffis, Jennifer // Library Media Connection;Aug2003, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p30
Family literacy programs are distinguished from other literacy programs by their inter-generational focus. The goal of family literacy programs is to increase the literacy skills of the entire family, thus helping the family to achieve self-sufficiency and enabling parents to become active...
- Local Policies and Global Forces: Multiliteracy and Africa's Indigenous Languages. Omoniyi, Tope // Language Policy;Jul2003, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p133
This paper discusses the intricate connections between local education cum literacy policies in Africa and the global economic, cultural and political forces that impact them. Second, it argues that these connections negatively impact indigenous languages and undermine the attainment of mass...