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ERIC Number: ED444028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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From the Margins to the Mainstream: An Action Agenda for Literacy. The National Literacy Summit, 2000.
Reddy, Lynn; Green, Susan
This report proposes a plan of action to help the United States meet its literacy challenges. Section 1 is a call to action that emphasizes the challenge posed by the 1993 National Adult Literacy Survey that found more than 40 million adults--over a fifth of the adult population--have low literacy skills. Section 2 presents literacy as a national concern, since literacy skills are critical to holding a job, a healthy economy, better health outcomes, better Internet access, and parental support of children's language and literacy development. Section 3 proposes an action agenda built around three key priorities. Section 4 presents the three priorities--resources, access, and quality--accompanied by outcomes of achieving the priorities and a sampling of actions that stakeholders and their partners in states or communities can take. A list of group participants is appended. (YLB)
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free), Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or the National Institute for Literacy, Tel: 800-228-8813. For full text: http://www.nifl.gov/Coalition/margins_to_mainstream.pd f.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Note: This final report was produced by the members of the National Literacy Summit, 2000 Steering Committee.