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Using ICT to Develop Literacy

This publication, produced by the ICT in Education Unit with the support of Japanese Funds-in-Trust, provides a concise overview of the issue of literacy and explains how ICT can be used to improve literacy education.

The booklet discusses five areas in which ICT can be utilized in literacy education (enhancing learning; raising access to literacy education; training of teachers; localizing content; and creating a literacy-conducive environment) and provides examples of projects in which ICT has been utilized effectively to improve literacy education. The booklet concludes with recommendations for policy makers regarding the use of ICT in literacy campaigns.

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1. Foreword (PDF, 180KB)
2. How You Can Use This Booklet (PDF, 45KB)
3. What is Literacy? (PDF, 81KB)
4. Why Literacy Matters (PDF, 128KB)
5. Literacy Facts and Figures (PDF, 55KB)
6. The United Nations Literacy Decade (PDF, 299KB)
7. ICT as a Tool for Achieving Literacy for All (PDF, 69KB)
8. What role can ICT Play in Promoting Literacy? (PDF, 501KB)
9. Case Studies: Common Issues and Lessons Learned (PDF, 189KB)
10. A Memorandum for Policy Makers (PDF, 107KB)
11. Endnotes (PDF, 48KB)
12. References and Resources (PDF, 84KB)

Editor-in-Chief: Cedric Wachholz
Editor: Ellie Meleisea
Published by UNESCO, 2006. 60p.
ISBN: 92-9223-088-3