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ERIC Number: ED498285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-30
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-2759-8995-X
Literacy for the New Millennium. Volume 4: Adult Literacy. Praeger Perspectives
Guzzetti, Barbara J., Ed.
Living in an age of communication, literacy is an extremely integral part of our society. We are impacted by literature during our infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. "Literacy for the New Millennium" includes information from specialists in the field who discuss the influence of popular culture, media, and technology on literacy. Together, they offer a comprehensive outline of the study and practice of literacy in the United States. Volume four, "Adult Literacy," offers chapters on adult basic education, programs for English language learners, and workplace literacy. After a set preface and a preface to the volume, this book is organized into three parts. Part I, Issues and Trends in Adult Literacy, contains the following chapters: (1) Defining Adult Literacy (Laurie Elish-Piper); and (2) The World Touches the Classroom: Using "Anthropolicy" to Understand Political, Economic, and Social Effects on Adult Literacy Education (Alisa Belzer and Ralf St. Clair). Part II, Adult Literacy Instruction and Assessment, presents: (3) Teaching and Learning in Adult Basic Education (M. Cecil Smith); (4) Adult Literacy Education Programs (Hal Beder); (5) Adult ESL in the United States (John Strucker); and (6) Adult Learners in a Changing America (Irwin Kirsch, Marylou Lennon, and Claudia Tamassia). Part III, Adult Literacy beyond the Classroom, continues with: (7) Family Literacy and Community Literacy (Victoria Purcell-Gates); (8) Workplace Literacy (Larry Mikulecky); (9) Literacy in Later Life (Anne DiPardo); (10) Integrating Technology and Adult Literacy Education (David J. Rosen); and (11) Resources for Adult Literacy (Jackie Taylor). An index is also included. (Individual chapters contain references.) [For Volume 1, "Early Literacy," see ED498284. For Volume 2, "Childhood Literacy," see ED498283. For Volume 3, "Adolescent Literacy," see ED498286.]
Praeger. Available from: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. P.O. Box 5926, Portsmouth, NH 03802-6926. Tel: 800-225-5800; Fax: 603-431-2214; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act 1966; Economic Opportunity Act 1964; National Literacy Act 1991; Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Workforce Investment Act 1998; Workforce Investment Act 1998 Title II