By Anthony R. Welch, Peter Freebody
This paintings matters the problems that contain the vast box of literacy schooling, for instance, discourses approximately adolescence, socio-economic order and political and ideological contingencies. Analyses of literacy schooling from a few assorted international locations and cultures are integrated.
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The love story of Mam and Zin is not borrowed from the rich repertoire of Arabic and Persian literature. It was, rather, adopted from a Kurdish folk ballad called Mem û Zîn or Memê Alan which is still recited by Kurdish troubadours today. The details of the plot, names, characters and setting are all Kurdish. Mam and Zin are two lovers whose union is 44 LITERACY, EDUCATION AND REVOLUTION IN KURDISTAN destroyed due to the discord sown by Bakir. Mam dies first; then, while mourning the death of her lover on his grave, Zin falls dead of grief.
After a period of initial optimism and confidence in governments’ will to introduce education massively to all, the Organization found that most countries were simply unable or unwilling to introduce such massive change. While UNESCO had promoted what it called the ‘mass literacy campaign’ approach in its early years, it turned to a more targeted strategy, called ‘functional literacy’ programmes in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. When learners in these latter programmes discovered that the only ‘functionality’ involved was to make them better workers, the majority of these experiments failed.
All individuals do not learn at the same speed or by the same methods. It is more accurate to speak of young people or adults who have school or literacy programmes with fragile basic skills. These skills are not sustainable for a variety of reasons, but there is no question of a ‘relapse’. Second, what is readily called ‘post-literacy’ is really a provision of appropriate tuition or reading materials to enable the further development of basic skills. It is not, however, an autonomous state of being which can be objectively identified.