ERIC Number: ED240543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Aliteracy: People Who Can Read but Won't. A Conference Sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Washington, DC, September 20, 1982). AEI Symposia 83C.
Thimmesch, Nick, Ed.
Defining aliteracy as the problem of persons who are able to read but choose not to, the conference papers in this compilation focus on whether aliteracy is a significant and growing problem, whether literacy is an important value, and how the survival of literacy can be ensured. Following an introduction to the purpose of the conference, the eight papers discuss the following topics: (1) the nonreading culture, (2) aliteracy and the newspaper industry, (3) television and literacy, (4) the "reading to learn" approach, (5) books in an electronic age, (6) aliteracy and the decline of the language, (7) the magazine industry in a time of change, and (8) the role of the schools in teaching reading. The compilation includes two discussions of questions relative to these topics. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adults, Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Literacy, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Newspapers, Periodicals, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Television, Television Viewing
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.