ERIC Number: ED348824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pursuing Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning: National Education Goal 5 and Students with Disabilities. Brief Report 6.
National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
This brief report cites the grade of "adequate" given to the American educational system on the fifth of the six National Education Goals proposed by the President and the Governors in 1990. The fifth goal states that "By the Year 2000, every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship." This goal is discussed in relation to youth with disabilities, focusing on involvement of American business in strengthening the connection between education and work for students with disabilities, postsecondary training or education completed by young adults with disabilities, demonstration of literacy achievement by college graduates and other former students, methods of monitoring the literacy skills and lifelong learning of young adults with disabilities, and information that is still needed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Responsibility, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($1).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.