FYI. I haven't yet looked at this document to see how it treats
multilingual issues, but it does focus on literacy. If Literacy is a
neglected goasl of "Education for all," then it may be safe to say
that multilingual literacy is a less-disscussed dimension of
discussions of literacy. (Fwd from Bytesforall_readers)... DZO
UNESCO Education for All - Global Monitoring Report 2006
The Education for All - Global Monitoring Report 2006 aims to shine a
stronger policy spotlight on the more neglected goal of literacy - a
foundation not only for achieving EFA but, more broadly, for reaching
the overarching goal of reducing human poverty.
"EFA Global Monitoring Report" focuses on literacy, one of the most
neglected of the six goals adopted in 2000 by 164 countries at the
World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal). The Report stresses the
urgency of devoting increased policy attention and resources to
literacy, emphasizing the profound benefits it confers on individuals,
communities and nations.
Literacy skills are essential in today's knowledge societies.
Understandings of literacy have evolved over the past fifty years to
reflect these increasingly complex and demanding needs. Drawing on a
range of data sources, the Report analyses the scale of the literacy
A historical overview of analysis as how different societies have made
the transition to widespread literacy, taking stock of the broader
social context that motivates individuals to acquire and sustain their
literacy skills. Building literate societies calls for a threefold
strategy of quality schooling, youth and adult programmes and the
promotion of literate environments. This approach reflects the
interconnected nature of the EFA goals, towards which the Report
examines progress, notably the 2005 gender parity goal. The
international community must support these efforts: although aid to
basic education is on the rise, it remains far short of the needs. The
Report highlights priority measures for the EFA goals to be achieved
in the next ten years.
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