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Author: Sheida White
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: literacy, adult, supplemental, studies, assessment, national, reading, skills, basic
Number of Pages: 83
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437918107
ISBN-13: 9781437918106

The 2003 Nat. Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) assessed the English literacy of adults in the U.S. The assessment was administered to more than 19,000 adults (ages 16 and older). The tasks included on the assessment were designed to measure functional literacy. Unlike indirect measures of literacy, the assessment measured literacy directly through tasks completed by adults. These tasks represent a range of literacy activities that adults are likely to face in their daily lives. The main literacy assessment and the core literacy tasks are two of the four components of the NAAL project. This

Author: Juliet McCaffery
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: literacy, delivering, initiates, implementing, approaches, adult, developing, planning
Number of Pages: 303
Published: 2007-11
ISBN-10: 0855985968
ISBN-13: 9780855985967

An essential companion for those working in adult literacy, this book is designed to assist and support people who plan, develop, and deliver literacy programs and initiatives for adults. Using a mix of theory and practical real-life examples, the book sets out some of the main concepts of literacy and approaches to adult literacy education used throughout the world. These are then used to show the wide variety of different ways to develop and manage adult literacy programs.Logically structured into sections, the book sets the scene for beginning to work on adult literacy. It presents the four

Author: Helen Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: adult, literary, survey, national, results, older, adults, america, literacy
Number of Pages: 210
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788139983
ISBN-13: 9780788139987

A national household survey of the literacy skills of adults in the U.S. Contents: literacy in the older adult pop'n. (comparing older & younger adults); literacy profiles for various subgroups of the older adult pop'n. (educ.; race/ethnicity; language use; sex; visual impairment; region); employment, civic participation, & economic status as they relate to literacy in the older adult pop'n. (retirement; voting; volunteer activity; annual household income); literacy practices & proficiencies in the older adult pop'n. (library use; newspaper & magazine read.; TV viewing).

Author: John Comings
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: literacy, national, summit, agenda, mainstream, action, margins
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2008-10-01
ISBN-10: 1437902499
ISBN-13: 9781437902495

Many adults in our nation lack literacy skills and knowledge, and they and their families are falling further and further behind. The Nat. Literacy Summit 2000 began as a joint public-private effort to help the nation get serious about meeting its literacy challenges. A major Summit meeting was followed by more than 25 meetings around the country to craft a shared goal for a literate America and to outline the actions that can make that goal a reality. The voices of hundreds of people from different groups and sectors -- instructors, tutors, admin., researchers, business people, social service

Author: Mark Kutner, Elizabeth Greenberg, Eric Dunleavy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: literacy, prison, survey, adult, national, bars, results, assessment
Number of Pages: 170
ISBN-10: 1422325431
ISBN-13: 9781422325438

Author: Helen Abadzi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: research, developing, countries, cognitive, lessons, adult, literacy, outcomes, improving
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2003-06-04
ISBN-10: 0821354930
ISBN-13: 9780821354933

There are approximately one billion adult illiterates in the world. Adult literacy programs in developing countries are often ineffectual and rather limited outcomes. To improve outcomes, much emphasis has been given to empowering nongovernmental organizations, increasing learner motivation, and reinforcing social benefits.This book summarizes the pertinent cognitive and neuropsychological research using layman terms and attempts to apply it to the acquisition of adult literacy. It presents issues and ideas on designing adult literacy programs that support human memory functions as understood

Author: Office of Technology Assessment
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: tools, lifetime, technologies, new, literacy, adult
Number of Pages: 292
Published: 1993-09-30
ISBN-10: 0788102761
ISBN-13: 9780788102769

Technology offers a promising alternative to the labor-intensive, tutorial-based teaching that makes up the bulk of today's literacy training. This technology, which includes multimedia (speech, video, and graphics), and telecommunications, offers new hope to those who have failed in paper-&-pencil educational activities. The report estimates that at least 35 million adults have difficulties with common literacy skills. Over 80 charts, tables and photos. Glossary.
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