Illiteracy in the Arab world

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dc.contributor.author Hammoud, Hassan R.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-19T13:03:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-19T13:03:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2016-01-19
dc.identifier.issn 0342-7633 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2916
dc.description.abstract This article uses data from UNESCO and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) publications to examine the trends and characteristics of literacy and illiteracy in the Arab countries. The analysis revealed great variations among the Arab countries and the countries are grouped according to their achievements: (1) 'literacy abundant countries', characterised by their limited size, small populations and abundant financial resources; (2) a second group characterised by large geographical areas and limited resources, but with impressive records in combatting illiteracy; and (3) literacy deprived countries', characterised by large populations spread over vast geographical regions and a shortage of financial resources. Girls and women, rural populations, nomads and the disabled have the highest illiteracy levels. The article highlights innovative programs/pilot projects for girls in the Arab region and outlines the challenges and limitations. The article concludes that despite the significant progress made in the field of adult education, in terms of implementing the Education for All (EFA) goals, the Arab region is still below the required level. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Illiteracy in the Arab world en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829180 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Adult Education and Development en_US
dc.journal.volume 66 en_US
dc.journal.issue 83 en_US
dc.keywords Adult education en_US
dc.keywords Illiteracy en_US
dc.keywords Basic education en_US
dc.keywords Rural en_US
dc.keywords Population en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hammoud, H. R. (2006). Illiteracy in the Arab world. Adult Education and Development, 66, 83. en_US
dc.author.email hhammoud@lau.edu.lb

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