ERIC Number: ED321251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy: Contexts and Challenges.
Newman, Anabel Powell; Beverstock, Caroline
Reporting recent and significant studies across the spectrum of the literacy movement to help plan the United States' literacy future, this book discusses the history of the adult literacy movement, especially in the United States, and the emergent definitions of adult literacy. The book also reports on the scholarship about, practice of, and challenges confronting the adult literacy movement. Chapters include: (1) "Adult Literacy: A New American Value"; (2) "What Literacy Has Come To Mean"; (3) "Measuring America's Literacy"; (4) "The Emergence of Thinking about Adult Literacy"; (5) "Adult Literacy Research: Surveying a New Field"; (6) "The National Coalition for Literacy"; (7) "Literacy Initiatives"; and (8) "The Challenges of Adult Literacy." (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adults, Educational History, Futures (of Society), Illiteracy, Literature Reviews, Reading Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Workplace Literacy
International Reading Association, 800 Bardsdale Rd., Newark, DE 19714 ($9.00 members; $13.50 nonmembers); ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Indiana University, 2508 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2698 ($9.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.