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Issues in adult literacy education

Publisher: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1991

Distributor: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, An Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse, Center for Applied Linguistics

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street, N.W.

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Phone: (202)-429-9292

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Basic Education; Adult Literacy; Educational Planning

Abstract:
Explores issues in adult literacy education in the United States. Included are the question of definition, the diverse array of literacy service providers, the goals of literacy instruction, types of literacy programs, access and equity, desired learner outcomes and approaches to achieve them, evaluation and assessment, and professionalization of the field. References are included.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.