ERIC Number: ED311307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and the Marketplace. Improving the Literacy of Low-Income Single Mothers. A Report on a Meeting of Practitioners, Policymakers, Researchers, and Funders (New York, New York, January 14, 1988).
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report contains the proceedings from a conference on the problems of low literacy among single mothers. The seminar involved practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and funders. The report includes an executive summary, six papers grouped according to three topic areas, a seminar agenda, a list of participants, and a 57-item bibliography. "The Economy, Literacy Requirements, and At-Risk Adults" (Berryman) and "Literacy Skills Needed in the Workforce" (Uhalde) speak to the theme of the economy and workplace skills: new demands. "Assessing Literacy Skills and Gains in Job-Oriented Literacy Training Programs" (Sticht) and "Toward a Model of Alternative Assessment" (Sterling) address the theme of literacy skills measurement and program evaluation. "Optimal Programming" (Somerfield) and "Program Designs to Increase Basic Academic Skills" (Strumpf) address the topic of strategies for designing literacy programs for single mothers. (NLL)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Employment Potential, Functional Literacy, Futures (of Society), Illiteracy, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, One Parent Family, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Unwed Mothers
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.