- Mar 30, 2003Welcome! A number of factors in personal and professional life
prompt me to start this group as a hopefully constructive response to
the recently declared UN Literacy Decade. The question of "which
language(s)" often seems to be omitted from discussion of improving
literacy, although on a local level in a multilingual society the
issue becomes (or should become) immediately apparent.
To its credit, this UN effort pays more explicit attention to this,
and more broadly to "literacies." But what will this mean in practice
in a time when many languages are progressively impoverished while
This forum is intended to facilitate exchange of information,
thoughts and experience on this topic.
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