ERIC Number: ED330788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Literate Louisiana. The Key to Economic Recovery and Future Growth.
Louisiana State Literacy Task Force, Baton Rouge.
This report on what can and should be done to raise the literacy rate in Louisiana recommends that: (1) a state literacy office be established under the office of the governor to coordinate and facilitate the state's literacy programs; (2) a standard operational definition of literacy be established; (3) a Louisiana Literacy Foundation be established to promote the growth of literacy through fund-raising; and (4) that current educational reform initiatives be continued and coordinated closely with Louisiana's literacy initiative. Following an introduction, the document contains sections on the Louisiana Literacy Task Force and on the task force's findings and recommendations. The appendices (two-thirds of the document) contain reports from the state committees on the following areas of concern: the present status of literacy in Louisiana; government; economic development; finance; literacy in correctional institutions; and public awareness/marketing. A 64-item bibliography lists state plans, publications, and resource organizations. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Literacy Task Force, Baton Rouge.