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Sep 08 2020 - 07:30 PM
Today in History: International Literacy Day


International Literacy Day is observed annually on September 8. Following recommendations made on November 7, 1965, it was first celebrated by Unesco in 1966 to help raise awareness of the importance of reading and writing on a global scale. Recognizing this important day, and the multidimensional concept of literacy, which embraces different areas of competence and knowledge -- digital, financial, cultural -- we feature stories about the history and development of International Literacy Day. This year's theme focuses on Literacy Teaching and Learning in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond, which draws attention to the signifiant role of educators and changing pedagogies in a remote world.


The following articles are drawn from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning.















Tips:




  • Be sure to check out the call for submissions to the TC COVID-19 Community Archive, a project that aims to capture a significant period in our history while focusing awareness of the need for digital literacy.


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