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Subject: Re: "Educated" and "literate" - why do we blindly accept western definitions?

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Date Posted: 08:04:05 05/08/01 Tue
In reply to: nabaut nabaut 's message, ""Educated" and "literate" - why do we blindly accept western definitions?" on 21:14:50 04/29/01 Sun

This was very interesting to read - it is interesting to note though that "Literate" has only in the past 100 or so years come to mean "Good at reading and writing" - before that it was more or less synonomous with "Educated".

In any case "Literate" is really hard to define - how much does a person have to read to be able to be classed as "Literate" - and what about those people who are very "clever" - but can't read - because they didn't go to formal school - or they have dyslexia or some other disability making reading very hard for them...

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