By Leon Bataille
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In Literacy Since the 1965 Teheran Conference 31 the long run, then, literacy will probably only be achieved massively in the framework of an evolution toward a new world order. The acceleration of such an evolution is one of the major tasks with which governments have entrusted the United Nations system as the world enters the last quarter of the twentieth century. Within the framework (and assuming the acceleration) of such an evolution, what may be the specific role of Unesco in the field of literacy?
Speeches by eminent personalities, newspaper and magazine articles, radio and TV programmes — these and other efforts in the media field do not seem to have made long strides toward overcoming the ignorance, indifference or insensitivity of many common citizens of industrialized countries. Still less effect seems to have been had by generally limited and experimental attempts to introduce issues such as underdevelopment and literacy into curricula of formal education institutions of those countries, although such out-of-school groups as co-operatives, trade unions and youth groups have increasingly tried to focus members' attention on these issues.
Experimental World Literacy Programme 47 STEP 9. PRODUCTION OF THE DIDACTIC MATERIAL The didactic material produced for the EWLP was extremely abundant and diversified. It is estimated, in fact, that with 15 to 20 pages per sequence, more than 150,000 pages of educational texts and documents were written during the EWLP, which is certainly very much more than all the didactic materials used in all the national literacy campaigns throughout history. ). The remainder was prepared for the participants, individually (reading and arithmetic books, technical lists, exercise sheets) or collectively (posters, cards, schemata, diagrams, films, slides, cassettes).