Reforming Adult Literacy Education - Transforming Local Programs Into National Systems in Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States (2001)

In the middle of the 20th century, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Among the rights claimed for all peoples of the world were rights to education expressed in Article 26. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States national activities are underway that promise to extend the right to free elementary and fundamental education to adults. Having for many decades provided a variety of programs, many arising from charitable work by religious groups and others, activities are today underway to transform these many local, independently acting programs into systems of state-supported, free education for adults across the lifespan.

The hope is that by providing this summary, the activities of the three nations to improve their adult literacy education systems may be further encouraged and strengthened through the synergy of international awareness and co-operation.

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Thomas G. Sticht. Reforming Adult Literacy Education - Transforming Local Programs Into National Systems in Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States 2001. Web. 27 Jan. 2023 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/reformin/reformin.pdf>
Thomas G. Sticht (2001). Reforming Adult Literacy Education - Transforming Local Programs Into National Systems in Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/reformin/reformin.pdf
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