ERIC Number: ED329719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Politics of Literacy.
Information Update, spec iss v7 n1 Fall-Win 1990-91
This document examines political questions that surround the issue of literacy. "City Literacy Cuts" outlines effects of the most recent budget cuts in New York City. "Families, Inequality, and Power: The Cultural Politics of Literacy" (Deborah D'Amico-Samuels) focuses on the importance of understanding the different models used in interpreting the causes of illiteracy and the cultural politics of literacy. Three articles examine the issue of politics and literacy from different perspectives: "The Politics of Literacy" (Paula Finn), which presents a union's model for revising the politics of literacy theory and practice; "The Politics of the Language of Literacy: Spanish Literacy for New York Latinos" (Ofelia Garcia), which presents theoretical arguments of the necessity of using non-English languages in literacy instruction; and "Literacy & Common Sense" (John Garvey), which discusses the "need" for literacy. "Adult Literacy Education: Heading into the 1990s" (Francis Kazemek) reviews seven works that illustrate the changes in the last decade. "Research Review: Adult Learners' Perspectives on Adult Education" (Deborah D'Amico-Samuels) summarizes conclusions of the second phase of a study of the experiences and viewpoints of students from a sample of New York City Adult Literacy Initiative Programs. Other articles include profiles of programs awarded minigrants, a description of the National Center on Adult Literacy, and a list of Literacy Assistance Center publications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Bilingual Education, Educational Finance, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Models, Political Issues, Politics of Education, Spanish, Unions
Research Unit, Literacy Assistance Center, 15 Dutch Street, New York, NY 10038.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Mayor's Office of Educational Services, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Latinos; New York (New York)