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National Literacy Campaigns

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November 2013

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We came to the task of editing this book from different disciplines and back- grounds but with a mutuality of interest in exploring the concept of literacy campaigns in historical and comparative perspective. One of us is a professor of comparative education who has participated in and written about literacy campaigns in Third World countries, notably Nicaragua; the other is a com- parative social historian who has written on literacy campaigns in Western his- tory. Both of us believed that literacy could only be understood in particular As Harvey Graff has noted, "e;to consider any of the ways in historical contexts. which literacy intersects 'with social, political, economic, cultural, or psychological life ... requires excursions into other records."e;) Thus, we have set out in this edited collection to explore some five hundred years of literacy campaigns in vastly different societies: Reformation Germany, early modern Sweden and Scotland, the nineteenth-century United States, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russia and the Soviet Union, pre- Revolutionary and Revolutionary China, and a variety of Third World countries in the post-World War II period (Tanzania, Cuba, Nicaragua, and India). In addition, we have included studies of the UNESCO-sponsored Experimental World Literacy Program and recent adult literacy efforts in three industrialized Western countries (the United Kingdom, France, and the United States).
EAN: 9781489905055
Untertitel: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer US
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2013
Format: pdf eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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