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Literacy: A Path out of Extremism? Report from the Fourth Annual Global Perspectives on Literacy

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Literacy: A Path out of Extremism? Report from the Fourth Annual Global Perspectives on Literacy

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LITERACY: A Path Out of Extremism? Report From the Fourth Annual Global Perspectives on Literacy. International Reading Association, 2007.

The International Reading Association sponsors a global literacy forum each year. This report features the highlights of the April 2007 meeting, held in Washington, DC. Speakers from a wide variety of cultural perspectives were deliberately selected to illustrate the unique literacy challenges faced by the inhabitants of disparate regions of the world. Of particular note are the literacy challenges in regions and countries that are currently havens for extremist thought, that have been dominated by extremist agendas in recent years, or that are considered in danger of becoming extremist enclaves.

Yet, in spite of the intrinsic differences that exist from country to country, each speech strongly emphasized the same fundamental point--conventional approaches to global literacy are highly insufficient and new strategies that synthesize a multitude of disciplines must be formulated. The report's most fervent assertion insists that successful means of teaching global literacy must involve looking beyond quick fixes and one-size-fit s-all approaches, which have been proven to be woefully insufficient. …

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