ERIC Number: ED437604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Price We Pay for Illiteracy. Hearing of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources on Examining Educational Goals, Focusing on Literacy. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document presents the transcript of Congressional hearings held before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources on the scope and implications of illiteracy in the United States and on school and adult programs addressing literacy. After opening statements of the Hon. James M. Jeffords and the Hon. Christopher J. Dodd, the transcript for the hearing on the implications of illiteracy includes the texts of oral statements and prepared statements by the following individuals or organizations: Enrique Ramirez, Andy Hartman, Jean DeVard-Kemp, John P. Comings, and Richard C. Wade. Contains additional articles, "Understanding Health Literacy: New Estimates of the Costs of Inadequate Health Literacy" by Robert B. Friedland and Greg O'Neill, and a letter of Robert B. Friedland to the Hon. James M. Jeffords including a summary of research presented in the aforementioned article. (EF)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Hearings, Illiteracy, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Workplace Literacy
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.