ERIC Number: ED048559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Literacy and Basic Elementary Education for Adults; A Selected Annotated Bibliography.
Ward, Betty Arnett; Brice, Edward Warner
Some of the items in this annotated bibliography describe some of the earlier efforts to reduce illiteracy in the United States; some describe special problems, issues, and needs of the illiterate adult. Other items emphasize the importance of research in adult learning, and the role of the public school, the worker, the teacher, the family of the illiterate adult, and the officials and members of community organizations in promoting educational opportunities for both foreign-and native-born illiterates. Some items indicate how literacy education has helped illiterate adults residing in rural areas or in the congested cities toward improved health, family and community life, and increased work and occupational skills. Other references emphasize some highlights of programing, planning and organization of literacy programs and describe the means of communication in literacy education throughout the world, in terms of technical and educational assistance programs. Most of the materials were published since the turn of the century; however, several landmark publications issued prior to the year 1900 are included in Section I. Lists of organizations and agencies appear in Section VI. (Author/NL)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.