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Although challenges remain in bringing literacy to all people across, progress has been made, according to a recent blog post by Rémy Habou on the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) website. The article, one in a series produced through a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and GPE, points out the progress that has been made by African governments and others to define a new vision for literacy and improve the quality of methods, content, and governance.
For instance, most African countries have moved beyond viewing literacy as a mastery of basic skills, incorporating ideological, political, economic, and social dimensions into their literacy programs. At the same time, countries are working to eliminate any form of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, or geography. Click here to read the entire article.