TITLE

A GLOBAL PRIORITY: Education for All

AUTHOR(S)
Bolton, Sally
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
UN Chronicle;Dec2005-Feb2006, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the launching of the report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which focuses on adults all over the world living without minimal literacy skills. According to the Education for All (EFA) report, adult literacy rates continue to be a major obstacle to achieving the goals of the EFA. The report also emphasizes that the EFA goals are still achievable if immediate action is combined with the international community's aid to basic education. INSET: 'Education for All' Goals.
ACCESSION #
20832660

 

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