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ERIC Number: ED103680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 68
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Provision for Adult Illiteracy in England.
Haviland, R. Michael
The study is intended to begin the process of collecting, coordinating, and disseminating basic information about adult literacy projects and classes in England. Spanning the years 1950 to the present, the data are based on questionnaires sent to all listed adult literacy projects in England. Following a review of the history, background, and research, the document examines the aims and activities of the study. Specific objectives were to establish a comprehensive list of the publicly and privately administered adult literacy instruction programs and to collect and analyze information about these programs to indicate major trends regarding administration, teaching methods and material, tutor training, and financing. An analysis of the information is based on 217 questionnaire responses (representing a 66 percent rate of return) and examines the following aspects of the programs: goals, increases, numbers of adults receiving instruction, amount and type of instruction, training of tutors, financial support, and publicity. A detailed outline of study findings and recommendations are presented in the concluding chapter, focusing on existing problems and establishing priorities for future adult literacy program development. The survey instrument is appended. (MW)
Centre for the Teaching of Reading, University of Reading, School of Education, 29 Eastern Avenue, Reading, RG1 5RU, England (1 Pound)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)