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ERIC Number: ED308490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug-24
Pages: 9
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Illiteracy in the United States--What and Why?
Helmick, John S.; Anderson, Scarvia B.
Some of the many topics which challenge psychologists working in the literacy field are: (1) the priority that should be attached to illiteracy in relationship to other national and personal problems; (2) varying definitions of "literacy" and "illiteracy" that inhibit communication and generalization; (3) the lack of valid and reliable scales for assessing persons at lower literacy levels and diagnosing needs for remediation; (4) the need for interdisciplinary and multivariate research on illiteracy; (5) distinguishing between illiteracy as a cause and illiteracy as a correlate, and trying to determine the underlying factors that account for correlations; (6) the levels of literacy required for various roles in society; and (7) competition between external and internal demands for literacy. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States