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Smaller, quicker, cheaper: alternative literacy assessment strategies in the UN Literacy Decade

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Wed, 2003-01-01

 

In the context of the UN Literacy Decade (declared in February 2003), the present paper

suggests three parameters that should be considered when new tools for assessment are

considered in less developed countries (LDCs), each of which poses a special challenge to

international comparative literacy assessment, such as in the International Adult Literacy

New Technologies for Literacy and Adult Education

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A., Kozma, Robert
Date of publication: 
Sat, 2005-01-01

 

In January 2002, and in the context of the Education for All and

Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations General

Assembly proclaimed the years 2003–2012 to be the United Nations

Literacy Decade (UN, 2002a), which was officially launched on 13

February 2003. The founding resolution (Resolution 56/116) reaffirmed

Monitoring and Measuring Literacy

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Mon, 2004-07-05

 

Literacy(ies), culture(s), and development(s): The ethnographic challenge

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Thu, 2004-04-01

Literacy studies, whether focused on children, youth, or adults, have been around for a long, long time. Comprehensive reviews of the field from both general and specific perspectives may be seen, for example, in the various volumes of the Handbook of Reading Research published since 1984.

Adult Literacy: Monitoring and Evaluation for Practice and Policy

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2008-01-01

 

With the advent of the UN Literacy Decade launched in 2003, there is

increased emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of adult literacy around the globe.

The present paper presents an overview of the main approaches that have been taken to

measure adult literacy within and across countries. A particular focus of the present

Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.; Day, Bob; James, Tina; Kozma, Robert B.; Miller, Jonathan; Unwin, Tim
Date of publication: 
Sat, 2005-01-01

 

The overview provides the context for investment in ICT4E, which should ultimately contribute to the

education targets identifi ed in the Millennium Development Goals. It identifi es the need for a more credible

knowledge base to help policy makers more effectively choose from among ICT4E options, and it points to

Rethinking Literacy Studies: From the Past to the Present

Author: 
Kelder, Richard
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

It is critical for administrators and teachers involved in adult literacy programs to be aware of the rich body of research
in the area of literacy studies. Reviewing the research literature in literacy studies demands infinite patience to
deconstruct the multilayered meanings of the concept of literacy as well as a critical temperament to determine what is

Literacy in the Workplace

Author: 
Bhattacharya, Gopal
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1997-05-05

As we get closer to the end of the century, it becomes increasingly clear that

one of the most potent forces to have impacted on the economic and social

environment of the countries across the globe, especially since the last

decade, is the force of globalization. This is reflected in increased pace of

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