ERIC Number: ED465862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Making the Case--Adult Education & Literacy: Key to America's Future.
Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, New York, NY.
This publication is comprised of case statements of 14 attendees at an invitational meeting at the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy and other adult educators. Offered as an advocacy tool for the field, these case statements represent short statements making the case for adult education and literacy; are the products of national leaders and other adult educators who were thinking as though the life of the field depended on it; and contain facts that support the need not only for continued priority attention to adult education and literacy, but for expanded attention. Two powerful facts are emphasized: the field is severely underfunded and reaches only about 1 in every 10 adults in need of help with their basic literacy skills. Authors are Elsa Auerbach; Robert Bickerton; Forrest Chisman; Sherrie Claiborne and Gail Lawson; George Demetrion; Daphne Greenberg; Alice Johnson; Paul Jurmo; Catherine B. King; Garrett Murphy; David Rosen; Mary Dunn Siedow; Robbin Sorensen; and Archie Willard. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Advocacy, Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Government Role, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Poverty
For full text: http://www.caalusa.org/makingthecase.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, New York, NY.