We noted that illiteracy
is a suffering which produces intelligence and this is why we we work
"with" and "for" the illiterate people !
indexed below were found on web sites dealing with
the problems involved in illiteracy. Not once we
found a formula showing the beginning of a mark of
respect towards the illiterate ones.
To fight against
To finish with
To come to the end
Total war against
To take the weapons
against illiteracy...and so on...
terminology is the sign of unaccepted impotence, of
imaginary impotence thus, which uses force to hide
to itself and others that their is a hole in the
human knowledge. Hole without which it is difficult
and even impossible to reach the opportunity of
being a man.
The Knowledge just as
“the Woman”, is not complete! The passion of
Totality (love of the Whole) has, to see with the
concept of “Total (or global) Planet”.
It leads to
Totalitarianism by imitating the idea of God. It is
in fact a passion of ignorance of the hole in the
We repeat it: we
hold for truth that illiteracy (as much as psychosis
or autism) produces intelligence.
LITERACY AND ILLITERACY
Consider the different meanings and connotations of
the terms "literacy" and "illiteracy." In recent
years, many educators and scholars have experienced
a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the use of
the term "illiteracy" and of the phrase "eradication
of illiteracy" as defining terms for the field. It
is time to take a critical look at the concept and
connotations of the term "illiteracy." It is time to
move away from framing policies and practices only
on eradicating illiteracy; rather we should orient
ourselves toward the problem of literacy. We should
devote more attention to the task of developing high
quality literacy work and not be content to count
successes in reducing "quantities" of illiterates,
since this approach oversimplifies the nature and
causes of low literacy worldwide.
terminological change from illiteracy to literacy
would signal a conceptual shift, one that opens up a
wider range of new approaches to literacy work.
term "illiteracy" connotes a variety of "deficits"
complete inability to read and write,
of knowledge, and
term "literacy," by contrast, covers a broad range
of positive qualities that can be improved through
education and effort. These include:
culturally appropriate definitions of knowledge,
skills, and practices;
variety of skills (reading, writing, calculating,
workplace, etc.); and
levels of abilities across differing skills.
Bush calls for war on
With his education
plan stalled in Congress, the president stumps at a
By STEPHEN HEGARTY
published September 11, 2001
President Bush stumped for his education
reform package at a Jacksonville school on
Monday by breaking the complex plan down to
one of its most compelling components:
getting children to read.
With about 50 children sitting cross-legged
on the floor before him, and his brother,
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at his side, the
president called on members of Congress to
set aside party differences and join him in
a "war on illiteracy."
"I don't think education should be a
partisan issue," Bush told the audience
squeezed into an auditorium at Justina Road
Elementary School. "I know reading is not a