ERIC Number: ED361473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
The Office of Technology Assessment reviewed the nation's literacy problem and the current and potential impact of using technologies in adult literacy programs. Data were collected from 2 workshops, 155 contributors and reviewers, 60 existing literacy programs, and 6 contractor reports. The information is summarized in this eight-chapter report. Chapter 1 is a summary and outline of policy issues and options. Chapter 2 examines the changing nature of literacy, the demographics of adult literacy, and the need for literacy education. The special needs of adult learners and the role of technology in meeting them is discussed in Chapter 3. Chapters 4 and 5 describe the existing system of literacy education and the federal role in it. Promising roles for technology in improving literacy education are outlined in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 deals with access/barriers to technology use in existing literacy programs, and Chapter 8 assesses the future role of technology in literacy education. Appendixes include the following: a list of the report's boxes, figures, and tables; information on major federal adult literacy/basic skills programs and key coordination provisions in literacy legislation; a glossary and list of acronyms; and lists of the study's reviewers and contributors. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Computer Uses in Education, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Demography, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Government School Relationship, Literacy Education, Policy Formation, Student Needs, Tables (Data), Workplace Literacy
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 (stock no. 052-003-01330-4, $16).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
IES Cited: ED450252
Note: For related contractor reports, see CE 064 432-438.