ERIC Number: ED313528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Eliminating Illiteracy. Hearings on Examining Proposed Legislation To Coordinate and Strengthen Efforts at the Federal, State, and Local and Private and Non-Profit Sector Levels To Challenge and Elimate Illiteracy in the United States, before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session (May 4, 18, and July 10, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document reports oral and written testimony of witnesses at three Congressional hearings on eliminating illiteracy held in spring and summer, 1989. Witnesses included Senators Paul Simon, Howard Metzenbaum, Nancy Kassebaum, Strom Thurmond, Thad Cochran, and Orrin Hatch; Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos; literacy program managers and volunteers; adults who have successfully completed literacy training; executives of companies who sponsor literacy programs; and others involved in the literacy movement. Testimony included information on the scope of the literacy problem in the United States and the effect of the problem on needs for future workers. It also described successful programs and proposed additional funding for more programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Government Role, Hearings, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Student Characteristics, Success, Tutoring, Volunteers, Workplace Literacy
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.