ERIC Number: ED339845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Human Capital: A Five-Year Plan for Enhancing Literacy in Texas. Presented to the Governor of Texas, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, the Speaker of the House, Members of the 72nd Legislature.
Texas State Literacy Council, Austin.
Texas' overall goal must be to reduce the percentage of its population without basic literacy and numeracy skills to no more than the percentage of jobs available to these underprepared workers. With only 14 percent of tomorrow's jobs projected to require less than a high school education, nearly one Texas worker in five will be unemployable. The Texas Literacy Council must continue its work to make literacy services available to all Texans. Its primary goal is enhancing literacy services and establishing local councils where no services exist or where coordination of services is needed. The council has identified three major goals to add to its essential mission: (1) establish and support a comprehensive network of family literacy programs throughout the state; (2) support and enhance workplace literacy initiatives; and (3) coordinate with the criminal justice system to attack the link between illiteracy and crime. The council will work to build accurate and fair tools to measure effectiveness and build accountability, pegged to nationally acceptable standards. It recommends continuation of the Interagency Work Group and a public awareness campaign. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Correctional Education, Educational Planning, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Human Capital, Illiteracy, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Long Range Planning, Mathematics Skills, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Literacy Council, Austin.