ERIC Number: ED324397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-10
Reference Count: N/A
Proclamations from Adult New Readers. Ratified September 10, 1989. National Adult Literacy Congress (2nd, Washington, D.C., September 9-11, 1989).
Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.; Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.
This report contains 10 proclamations prepared by adult new readers at a national conference in September 1989. The proclamations are the result of the new readers' deliberations. They represent the viewpoints of adults who have known firsthand the hardships of illiteracy and the triumph of learning to read. Each proclamation consists of a definition of the problem and a number of recommendations. Proclamations were made in the following areas: (1) student leadership within the literacy field; (2) literacy and jobs; (3) mandatory literacy programs in prisons, employment, and welfare; (4) literacy and the family; (5) the transition from basic skills; (6) quality in literacy programs; (7) public awareness and funding; (8) support services to new readers; (9) voting rights and citizenship responsibilities; and (10) English as a second language. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Citizenship Education, Correctional Education, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Problems, English (Second Language), Family Programs, Guidelines, Literacy Education, Policy Formation, Program Development, Public Policy, Public Relations, Reading Programs, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.; Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.