Literacy for sustainable development in the age of information
- Naz Rassool.
- Clevedon [England] ; Philadelphia : Multilingual Matters, c1999.
- Physical description
- xvi, 264 p. ; 21 cm.
- The language and education library ; 14
- Rassool, Naz, 1949-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-258) and index.
- Part I Theoretical frameworks: literacy - in search of paradigm. Part II Literacy and development issues: literacy and the nation-state-- literacy and social development-- mass literacy campaign - some lessons from the past. Part III Globalization - the implications of technological development, social and cultural change on concepts and definitions of literacy: technological change and cultural transformations-- changing definitions of "text" within the information society-- conceptualizing literacy, knowledge and power in the information society-- towards "communicative competence" for democratic participation in the information society.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853594335 20160527
- Publisher's Summary
- This text discusses the complexities that surround literacy in the modern world. It examines prevailing definitions and views of literacy and evaluates these against the technological skills and knowledge demands of the information society. Within a world increasingly concerned about sustainable development, the book highlights the importance of "multiliteracies" and adequate levels of communicative competence in facilitating effective participation in the democractic process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853594335 20160527
- Publication date
- 1853594326 (pbk.)
- 1853594334 (hbk.)
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