Saturday, July 29, 2006

[MLE] Education for All Global Action Plan: improving support to countries in achieving the EFA Goals

Dear Interest group,
Below a few language related quotes from the EFA Global Action Plan. The plan itself you can download from the internet.
Regards,
Karsten



From: Dave_Pearson@sil.org [mailto:Dave_Pearson@sil.org]
Sent: 18 July 2006 19:21
To: Subject: Education for All Global Action Plan: improving support to countries in achieving the EFA Goals


Dear Colleagues,

The EFA document Global Action Plan: improving support to countries in achieving the EFA Goals is now available at http://www.unesco.org/education/efa/WG2006/Globalactionplan.pdf

Some quotes:

"Good literacy programmes will use the languages which learners already know and offer other languages they need to learn."

"Improving educational quality ... Other areas which need attention are: good and sufficient learning materials; use of appropriate languages for learning, particularly the learner’s own language in initial instruction; adequate instruction time and an emphasis on literacy as a tool of learning; clean, safe and child-friendly schools as well as good school leadership also count for much in providing quality learning opportunities."

"Literacy: The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) is a global strategic framework for collectively accelerating literacy efforts in 35 countries where at present 85% of populations with insufficient literacy competencies reside. Within LIFE, integrated learner-centred literacy and life skills programmes ensuring gender equality are planned in local context of language and culture, including through non-formal approaches. LIFE will be implemented through a three-pronged approach focusing on universal quality basic education, scaling up of good youth and adult literacy programmes, and creation of literate environments."

Dave Pearson
Permanent Representative to UNESCO
SIL International

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