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ERIC Number: ED296156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-30
Pages: 7
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Adult Literacy & Technology.
Turner, Terilyn C.
Technology is changing the way literacy is being taught to adults, and it is also bringing new sets of problems and challenges for adult basic education programs. Some of the problems associated with the new technology include rapid changes in computers, leading to indecision in purchasing and uncertainty in use, and lack of appropriate software for adults. Other problems are not problems of technology but of literacy programs (such as turf fights and differences in philosophy), or lack of a cohesive curriculum. Many new software programs for adults are being designed, so some of the problems may be resolved in the future. The Gannett Foundation has been providing funds that may allow the development of programs in which adults have many options to learn, whether through a computer at a laboratory or in their homes, by telephone or television, or in person with a large group, a small group, or individually with a teacher. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Adult Literacy and Technology (2d, Pittsburgh, PA, July 27-31, 1988).