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Title: Adult literacy in the Maltese context
Authors: Vancell, Joseph (1991)
Keywords: Functional literacy -- Malta
Literacy -- Malta
Reading (Adult education) -- Malta
Issue Date: 1991
Citation: Vancell, J. (1991). Adult literacy in the Maltese context (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: Adult literacy is increasingly being regarded as a fundamental need in modern societies. But as we approach the 21st century, illiteracy in the Maltese Islands remains one of our most serious social problems. There are today more than 34,000 illiterate adults. The importance of adult literacy in modern societies is discussed in the first chapter of this Thesis which also describes the development of international literacy action. Paulo Freire-s "conscientization" approach to literacy and its applicability to the Maltese context is also discussed. The next three chapters deal with the local history of adult literacy provision with special reference to the period 1850 - 1972. The last section of the study analyzes the action taken in 1990, the International Literacy Year, and beyond, by governmental and non-governmental organizations to combat illiteracy. Special attention is given to the 1990 Malta Adult Literacy Programme.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
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