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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education, 2001
Describes the ALPHA series of publications, an action-research project on literacy and education. Explains that ALPHA began as a literacy movement in Quebec, Canada, and is now focused on alternative education, basic education, and sustainable communities throughout the world. (Contains 26 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills
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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education, 2000
Reports that the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was administered to 20 member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1998. IALS identified a very large proportion of adults with very low levels of literacy, most of whom did not see literacy as being crucial to their well being. (Contains 12…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Testing, Cross Cultural Studies
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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Presents a historical survey of the official discourse on functional literacy in the industrialized countries on the basis of the reports of 20 seminars and international conferences linked to UNESCO. Underlines broad geopolitical tendencies of the literacy movement. Concludes with a typology of principal political tendencies. (42 citations) (VWC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Developed Nations, Educational Change