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The adult education and literacy system (AELS) in the United States: moving from the margins to the mainstream of education

Publisher: National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

Published At: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Date Published: Feb 2, 2000

Distributor: National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

Source Address: Scovil House, 703 Brunswick Street

Source City/State/Zip: Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada E3B 1H8

Phone: (506) 457-6900

Material Type: Article

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 24 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Family Literacy; Workplace Literacy; Continuing Education

Ways in which the "increased literacy [of adults] " positively impacts work, home, and community, "including improvement in children's schooling and health" are described in this article. List of references is included. Article may also be accessed from the NALD website at

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