First Language Education: Quality Education for All

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Date:
2005
Publisher:
Linguistic Society of the Philippines
Publisher Place:
Manila, Philippines
Extent:
pp183-198
Abstract:
Literacy is on the world’s agenda. At national level, literacy is a matter of concern both in industrialised and developing countries, in terms of levels of acquisition, access to literacy learning, the social practices of literacy or its changing nature in an increasingly technological world. However, figures provided by agencies such as UNESCO note that the numbers of non-literate people in the world remain high. There are a number of current international initiatives in which adult literacy has a place, either explicitly or implicitly. Literacy is part of the six Education for All (EFA) goals which were adopted at the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000 and a very explicit and focused emphasis on literacy is embodied in the United Nations Literacy Decade. This paper examines the role of first language education in the provision of appropriate, effective education to meet the goals of Education for All and suggest ways in which a first language education component can be adopted and implemented within the formal education system of multilingual societies.
Publication Status:
Published
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Subject:
Asia
Literacy
Multilingual Education
Philippines
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Relation Text:
Dayag, D. and Quakenbush, JS (eds.) Linguistics and Language Education in the Philippines and Beyond” Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Manila
Entry Number:
50528