ERIC Number: ED134968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Trends in Literacy and Readability Research in the Navy.
Fletcher, John D.; And Others
These conference papers discuss the history of reading and readability research in the Navy, contemporary literacy research in the Navy, and research dealing with the readability and comprehensibility of written materials used in training or on the job. The first paper traces the interest in and development of literacy training in the Navy from its earliest days, focusing on the increasing importance of literacy in relation to technological advances. The second paper concentrates primarily on the spectrum of research being conducted at the present time, dealing with all facets of the literacy problem in the Navy. The third paper is an extensive survey of the literature and the state of the art in the assessment of readability and comprehensibility of written materials in the Navy. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.