ERIC Number: ED331314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy for a Global Economy: A Multicultural Perspective. Conference Proceedings (El Paso, Texas, February 1990).
A February 1990 meeting, held at El Paso Community College (Texas) honoring language and cultural diversity in the adult literacy field is summarized. The report describes the conference's tour activities sampling local cultural sites, presents "quotable quotes" of participants and leaders, and reviews the issues and trends in literacy education discussed in conference sessions. These issues include the following: (1) the need to balance workplace needs and learner needs; (2) lack of attention to the theoretical base for literacy education; (3) lack of understanding about family literacy and funding factors; (4) inadequacy of the delivery system; (5) appropriate use of the current opportunity for sound policy-making, program planning, and instructional material development; (6) the interest of business in literacy education; (7) program assessment and accountability; (8) bi-literacy and policies promoting "linguistic racism"; (9) a variety of successful literacy programs around the country; (10) the next steps to be taken in developing literacy education; and (11) local programs in which El Paso Community College is involved. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Writers Association, Washington, DC.