Literacy & Livelihoods: learning for life in a changing world
This publication of collected papers resulted from the International Experts Meeting held November 15-17, 2004. Commonwealth of Learning, 2005. Foreword The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) believes that marrying literacy and livelihoods is an important step in tackling the poverty reduction targets of the Millennium Development Goals. This is the principle behind a new COL programme that will benefit both young people and older people alike. Literacy is understood in two ways. The first embraces the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, popularly referred to as the three Rs. The second and more recent concept of literacy stresses the competencies that enable those with minimal or no formal education to improve their chances of gainful employment.
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Farrell, Glen (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is renewing its commitment to the enhancement of literacy in the developing countries of the Commonwealth by establishing a programme area focused on Literacy and Livelihoods. While the ...
Unlocking the Potential of Open Learning: A Shared Story of Education with Livelihood as a Force of Change for Mainstreaming Marginalized Women Mahapatra, Sukanta K (2013-11)Gender equality is critical to the development process. The process of globalization may have resulted in new avenues of growth, but due to unequal distribution of its benefits women are subject to discrimination in many ...
Baijnath, N (2013-11)The University of South Africa [UNISA], which celebrates its 140 years of existence this year is in the throes of deep transformation. Institutional transformation takes place within the context of ambitious plans to widen ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-15)My task, in these opening remarks, is to do four things. First, I shall situate COL and explain what it is and what it is not. Second, I shall explain how this new work on literacy and livelihoods fits into our wider ...
Scanning the Horizon for ODL: Strategies for Educational planning for teen girls in Lagos Rural communities Odeyemi Olajumoke, Janet; Igwe, Ukoha O (2013-11)The provision of formal education for girls who dropped out or never had the chance to enrol in schools has been an intervention in very few countries of the world. It is quite unfortunate to note that gender disparity ...