ERIC Number: ED469188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Health and Literacy Compendium: An Annotated Bibliography of Print and Web-Based Health Materials for Use with Limited-Literacy Adults.
This document is an annotated bibliography of print and World Wide Web-based health materials available in North America for use with adults whose literacy skills are limited. The section on materials presents entries describing the following materials: 17 publications providing background information about the links between health status and literacy, guidelines for teaching health with literacy in mind and vice versa, and background information about the literacy field and participatory educational methodologies; 8 publications devoted to how to assess and develop easy-to-read health education materials; 25 curricula, curriculum guides, and lessons; 29 readers (stories and fact books) on a variety of health topics for adults with limited literacy skills; and 15 bibliographies and databases of materials about the connections between health and literacy. Each entry includes the following elements: author; title; city, publisher, and year of publication; one or more sources for ordering the item; and an annotation that includes the item's page length, purpose, content, and key words. The section on agencies presents entries for 12 organizational resources and 18 publishers and distributors. Each entry includes the organization's name, address, and phone number and an annotation describing the organization's mission and the services it offers. Entries are indexed by subject, format, language, and reading level. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Beginning Reading, Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Databases, Definitions, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Internet, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Material Development, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Publishing Industry, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.worlded.org/us/health/docs/comp/compendium.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.; World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.