ERIC Number: ED265534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Commitment to Literacy. Report of the Greater Cleveland Communication Skills Study Group.
Greater Cleveland Communications Skills Study Group, OH.
The literacy problem in the Cleveland area and recommendations for dealing with it are presented in this booklet. Beginning with a definition of literacy and a discussion of the human costs and economic consequences of illiteracy, the booklet advocates reducing adult illiteracy, eliminating basic skills deficits, and improving communications skills among the workforce. Recommendations include: (1) forming a coalition to increase public awareness, develop programs, and set standards; (2) developing a Greater Cleveland compact recording the agreement that businesses will provide job opportunities for high school students; (3) developing a literacy agenda on state competency standards; (4) developing trained paid and volunteer tutors; (5) expanding existing literacy services; (6) attending to the social service needs of youth and adults receiving literacy training; (7) reallocating existing resources and developing new sources of support from the private sector; and (8) making suggestions involving the support of literacy to elected officials, business and social organizations, and schools and individuals. Sources for combatting illiteracy--including programs, organizations, and published materials--are included in the appendixes. (EL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Illiteracy, Literacy, Literacy Education, Program Development, Reading Skills, Urban Programs, Writing Skills
Greater Cleveland Literacy Coalition, Brownell Hall, Floor 2, 1320 Sumner Ct., Cleveland, OH 44115 ($1.50; $1.00, 5 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Greater Cleveland Communications Skills Study Group, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)