CCC to offer satellite link to World Conference on Literacy

March 12, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The 1996 World Conference on Literacy to be held in Philadelphia will be sent via satellite to the Carroll Community College Teleconference Center from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow.Literacy educators, basic education specialists, policymakers, researchers, practitioners and others are invited to the free satellite event at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

The teleconference will have a global perspective on literacy progress and problems. Panelists include Richard W. Riley, U.S. secretary of education; Paulo Freire, a literacy scholar from Brazil; Lalla Ben Barka, women's development specialist from Mali; Federico Mayor, director-general of UNESCO; Cigdem Kagitcibasi, a professor of education in Turkey; and Claudio Sanchez of National Public Radio.

Panelists will address the conference's theme, "Improving Literacy, Changing Lives: Innovations and Interconnections for Development."

Topics will include definitions of literacy, impacts of literacy and literacy solutions. Dr. Hermine Saunders, project director for Carroll's National Literacy Grant, will discuss the college's Workplace Literacy efforts in home health care.

Call 876-9610. for reservations.

Pub Date: 3/12/96

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