ERIC Number: ED276882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Literacy Instruction in the Armed Forces. CDC Technical Report No. 22.
Duffy, Thomas M.
This paper looks at efforts by the Armed Forces to identify where the need for literacy instruction exists and how to provide it when the need is identified. It begins by discussing the literacy context of a military career to provide a perspective on how literacy is or may be used in the services. The demands for literacy are shown to be much higher than for comparable civilian careers. Discussion then focuses on the development of literacy programs in the military, focusing on the evolving concept of literacy. Finally, the paper examines the current literacy policy, the major literacy programs under development, and the innovative uses of technology in literacy instruction. Computers receive a special emphasis. A five-page list of references is provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Communications Design Center.
Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the National Adult Literacy Conference (Washington, DC, January 1983).