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Sep 08 2022 - 10:00 AM
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 Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces to "build resilience and ensure quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all."

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




Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Be sure to check additional Cafe News postings on the library blog.

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