ERIC Number: ED293978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Making America Work. Productive People, Productive Policies.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
This document deals with the problem of adult illiteracy in America and methods of addressing the problem. The first section contains reports on two gatherings held to address the illiteracy problem: a roundtable discussion by members of the National Governors' Association's Task Force on Adult Literacy of the state role in addressing adult literacy (held on February 2, 1987, in Kansas City, Missouri) and a literacy summit devoted to ways of building partnerships for a literate America (held in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 9, 1987). Part 2 describes the various federal program resources. The provisions of the Adult Education Act are outlined as are those of other legislation authorizing and/or funding family-centered, community-oriented, employment-based, and language-related literacy efforts. In Part 3, information (including the name and address of a contact person) is provided on 23 literacy resources. Included among them are voluntary agencies, private initiatives, corporations, councils, foundations, networks, and professional associations. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.