ERIC Number: ED264533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Challenging Adult Illiteracy: Reading and Writing Disabilities in the British Army.
The study described in this book was designed to create an overall picture of the type of student found at a school for educationally substandard army recruits in England, to establish the causes of the student's educational backwardness and relate these to linguistic performance, and to compare the effectiveness of the approaches and methods used to alleviate the disabilities. The introduction presents background information, including the aims, selection of students, organization, and testing for the study. The remaining chapters discuss (1) the nature of the illiteracy problem; (2) the basic philosophy of the school and the principles that formed the basis of its teaching doctrine; (3) the relationship of environmental factors to reading achievement; (4) factors appearing to be associated with failure or progress in reading, and any real development in academic ability or personality that took place; (5) a specific remedial program, carried out as far as possible under controlled conditions; and (6) the study's findings and its implications. The appendixes include a charter of the School of Preliminary Education, a student background questionnaire, test materials and scores, and statistical information. (EL)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Military Personnel, Minimum Competencies, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)