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Four lay-of-the-land papers on the federal role in adult literacy

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: December 18, 2006

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: 212-512-2362

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 75 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Literacy; Federal Legislation; Federal Programs; Educational Trends; Educational Attainment; Educational Policy; Adult Students

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA, 1998) "provides basic skills instruction through a variety of providers for adults who are functioning below the high school completion level. As a part of a larger workforce bill (the Workforce Investment Act), this legislation has changed the culture of adult education..." The papers included in this publication identify and summarize the current role of the federal government in adult literacy. These papers are: "Adult Education and Literacy Legislation and Its Effects on the Field" [McLendon]; "Adult Education & Literacy in the United States: Need for Services, What the Current Delivery System Looks Like" and " Federal Role in Adult Literacy, FY05-06" [Murphy]; and, "Introduction to Main strands of Federal Adult Literacy Programming" [Parker]. Included are References and graphs/tables. Note: this information "should taken to reflect conclusions of the National Commission", but is "presented as a public service". [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]

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