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ERIC Number: ED309293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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A Personal View of Functional Illiteracy: An Open Letter to Teachers. From Theory to Practice.
Monahan, Evelyn
Adult Literacy and Basic Education, v11 n3 insert 1987
This document, written in the first person, describes the history and feelings of a woman who was functionally illiterate as an adult but who, having learned to read, is now a student at Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange, California. This "open letter" urges teachers to support and encourage students with similar problems, rather than talking about the seriousness of the students' problems or telling them that their education "is up to you." It states that the support and encouragement of other students is helpful, as well. The letter closes with thanks to teachers and friends who helped. (CML)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A