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dc.contributor.authorSandiford, Peter*
dc.contributor.authorLankshear, Colin*
dc.contributor.authorMontenegro, Mária Martha*
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Germana*
dc.contributor.authorCassel, Jeffrey*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:45:00Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:45:00Zen
dc.date.issued1994-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/096145249100077481en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130144en
dc.descriptionIn 1981, Nicaragua was awarded a UNESCO prize in recognition of the success of the 1980 National Literacy Crusade (CNA) through which, it was claimed, three quarters of the country's illiterate had been taught to read and write. This article reports the follow-up of several women graduates of the CNA. It finds that, a decade later, a significant proportion of them are no longer able to read or write; and that of those who can, many had previously attended formal schooling as children for several years. An assessment of national census and survey figures suggests that about 9 per cent of the population became literate solely as a consequence of Nicaragua's ambitious adult-education interventions in the 1980s. Other benefits, such as the impact on child health and survival, have yet to be quantified.en
dc.format.extent15en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-nicaraguan-literacy-crusade---how-lasting-were-its-benefits-130144
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectEducation
dc.titleThe Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade - How lasting were its benefits?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryNicaraguaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
prism.number1en
prism.volume4en
dc.year.issuedate1994en


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