Literacy and Basic Education
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Those who cannot read and write or can only read and write with great difficulty are excluded from many opportunities to understand the world and to participate in shaping society.
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Decade for Literacy 2016-2026
In the coming years until 2026, the Federal government, the Federal states and additional Partners will be making extensive efforts as part of the National Decade for Literacy and Basic Education to counteract low literacy among adults and to increase the level of basic education, for example, by researching the causes of low literacy, by professionalizing teachers in literacy and by providing needs-based advice, learning and support offerings.
In a Policy paper for the National Decade of Literacy and Basic Education, the Decade partners have summarized their objectives and recommendations for action, and the Work programme, which is updated annually, is appended as an attachment. The federal states have again put their projects in concrete terms in a 10 point programme.
Every year there is also a conference in which an exchange of ideas and discussions on technical topics take place. The “AlphaDekade Conference 2019” was dominated by the new LEO Study 2018 – Living with Low Literacy. The documentation of the Conference 2019 is published online on the AlphaDekade website.
The “AlphaDekade Conference 2020” had to be cancelled because of the containment measures due to the corona pandemic.
The AlphaDekade emerged from the “National Strategy for Literacy and Basic Education” (2012 – 2016), in which the federal government, the federal states and their partners agreed on a joint approach. The Final Report on the National Strategy presents, among other things, the level of development and the results in the individual federal states up to 2016.