strategy

Teaching basic literacy prowess

Synonyms:
Developing basic literacy in working population
Providing training in functional literacy
Ensuring competence in reading and writing
Teaching literacy
Improving functional literacy
Reducing functional illiteracy
Combatting functional illiteracy
Promoting basic literacy
Equipping basic language competence
Teaching basic language skills
Promoting basic language proficiency
Enabling practical language use
Description:
Teaching people how to read and write, particularly adults who have missed gaining such skills as children.
Implementation:
As a direct result of the efforts of UN agencies, over 60% of adults in developing countries can now read and write.

The functional literacy curriculum of the Non-Formal Education Programme of The Philippines has been given very high priority in the past decade. It includes the teaching of basic literacy skills -- reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as values education. Moreover, it is integrated with livelihood skills development courses organized for illiterate and semi-literate out-of-school youth and adults. In 1986, a total of 4,369 functional literacy classes were organized in 13 regions of the country with a total enrolment of 99,000. Of the 68,000 graduates, 27,500 were out-of-school youth. In 1987, there was a total of 6,600 functional literacy classes with an enrolment of 160,000, of whom 41,500 were out-of-school youth.

Constrained by:
Limiting writing ability
Subjects:
Human resources
Promotion
Training
Educators
Educational content
Educational level
Writing
Population
Development
Reform
Languages
Perseverance
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies