ERIC Number: ED340889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-18
Reference Count: N/A
National Literacy Act of 1991. Report To Accompany H.R. 751. Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office. House of Representatives, 102d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The National Literacy Act of 1991 is a comprehensive approach for improving the literacy and basic skill levels of adults by coordinating, integrating, and investing in adult and family literacy programs at the federal, state, and local levels. The legislation provides for research and program delivery. All sectors, including public, community-based, volunteer, business, and industry programs, are involved in the provision of literacy services. This document records the text of the act as amended by and reported out of the Committee on Education and Labor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The document also includes the following: (1) an explanation of the background and need for the legislation and an explanation of the bill by its six titles (Literacy: Strategic Planning, Research, and Coordination; Workforce Literacy; Investment in Literacy; Business Leadership for Employment Skills; Books for Families; and Literacy for Incarcerated Individuals); (2) a cost estimate for implementation of the legislation; and (3) a section-by-section analysis of the bill. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Program Costs, Quality of Working Life, Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Literacy Act 1991