Literacy Assessment in the Third World: An Overview and Proposed Schema for Survey Use

  title={Literacy Assessment in the Third World: An Overview and Proposed Schema for Survey Use},
  author={D. Wagner},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  pages={112 - 138}
  • D. Wagner
  • Published 1990
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Education Review
Many countries have sought to increase literacy among their populations. Rationales for such efforts usually involve the consequences for economic development, as well as for human development, health, and lower fertility. Programs for increasing literacy have often involved the expansion of educational programs, in particular primary schooling, and the creation of literacy programs and campaigns. However, a central paradox in efforts to reduce illiteracy in today's world is that much effort… Expand
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