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Letter "L" » literacy
«We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.»
Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
, social intercourse
, thin air
«You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.»
«Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.»
«Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.»
Author: Kofi Annan
, building block
, dam up
, General A
, human development
, human health
, Human potential
, human right
, in general
, modern society
, The Platform
«Literacy is not, as it is considered in our schools, a PORTION of education. It IS education. It is at once the ability AND the inclination of the mind to find knowledge, to pursue understanding, and out of knowledge and understanding, not out of received attitudes and values or emotional responses, however worthy, to make judgments.»
Author: Richard Mitchell
, value judgment
«A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.»
«If you get health, then you have opportunity for literacy. Health first, then literacy. Once you have literacy, then you have a chance to bring in the new tools of communication. Let people reach out and have access to the latest advances.»
«True literacy is becoming an arcane art and the United States is steadily dumbing down.»
«Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.»