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New Technologies for Literacy and Adult Education : A Global Perspective

@inproceedings{Wagner2005NewTF,
  title={New Technologies for Literacy and Adult Education : A Global Perspective},
  author={D. Wagner and R. Kozma},
  year={2005}
}
Ed uc at io n on th e m ov e ■ UNESCO estimates that there are over 850 million illiterate persons in the world today, constituting 27 per cent of the adult population over 15 years of age in the developing countries. Published as a contribution towards the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012), New Technologies For Literacy and Adult Education explores how new information and communications technologies (ICTs) can support the development of youth and adult literacy in a global perspective… Expand

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