Innovations and Principles for Success of the United Nations Literacy Decade
UNESCO considers literacy a human right, and the UN Literacy Decade 2003-2012 calls for a 50% reduction in illiteracy. Some guidance for success.
||UNESCO, United Nations Literacy Decade, Adult Literacy, Multiple Intelligence Theory, Persuasion Theory, Educational Technology, Video Self-Modeling, Social Marketing, Participatory Communications, Self-representation, Self-determination, Community Empowerment
International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 11, pp.23-30.
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Janet de Merode was educated at Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Her first career was as an economist and manager at the World Bank. During her twenty years there assisting poor countries in economic development, she worked extensively in Africa and Asia, leading divisions responsible for education and health services. She also served as Director of the Population, Health and Nutrition research department. Subsequently, Mrs. de Merode founded a company providing procurement services for buyers and sellers of generic medicines essential for public health in developing countries. At the Fielding Graduate University, she is a student in the first doctoral program for media psychology in the United States. Her research interests include applications of media technology serving impoverished populations, the lives of emigrants, and biculturalism.
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