ERIC Number: EJ1095748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Literacy in the World and Turkey "A General Assessment of the Situation"
Reading Improvement, v52 n1 p1-8 Spr 2015
Literacy concept has changed and become different as a result of researches carried out in the field of educational sciences, and social and technological developments in the world. Particularly after the 1990s, literacy concept included not a single fact, but multiple facts. The word literacy has started being used along with different disciplines such as "computer literacy, technology literacy, Internet literacy, media literacy, etc." In developed countries in the world, the development and changes in this concept were closely followed, and important steps have been taken to generalize the literacy with its new concept value. Significant amendments have been made in the curricula to improve the literacy levels of individuals and to provide them with new literacy skills at educational institutions. In Turkey efforts of literacy started with the support of the President aimed at teaching basic level of reading and writing. Some institutions such as Children's Foundation published a literacy report about the general status of Turkey. The Turkish Ministry of National Education started to organize annual symposiums impressed literacy concept. It shared the results of the PISA examination participated in 2009 with the public and as part of this restructuring, the General Directorate of Life Long Learning was established. Generally, educationalists and academicians were late to become aware of its importance. Because it was impossible to create awareness in a large portion of the society with respect to this concept and its contents, literacy is still considered as a basic reading and writing skills.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Concept Formation, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Reading Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Educational Needs, Barriers, Educational Assessment
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey